NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING 

The Chairman and Members of Ercall Magna Parish Council invite you to join them at High Ercall Village Hall on Tuesday, 17th January at 7pm.

Here is the AGENDA 

 

ERCALL MAGNA NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN

We are pleased to be able to inform you that your local Neighbourhood Development Plan is nearing its final stages and was recently available as part of a final consultation with the community.

Hard copies of the Plan for Ercall Magna were available at Telford Library, Addenbrooke House, Telford and locally at High Ercall Stores.  We are very grateful to everyone who took time to offer comments.

This Plan represents all the views that have been collected over a significant period of time and, when adopted, will form part of the Telford & Wrekin Local Plan and will be taken into consideration when all planning applications are submitted.

Telford & Wrekin Council will now engage the services of an Independent Examiner.  A pack of supporting documents, with the Plan and all your comments, will be forwarded for scrutiny.  Following completion of this process a final version will be available and a referendum will take place with everyone resident in the Parish having a vote as to whether or not it should be adopted as Local Planning Policy. 


A copy of the document is also available at https://www.telford.gov.uk/ercallmagnandp

 

ELECTIONS

On May 4th, everyone will be invited to take part in the local elections for the Telford & Wrekin Borough Councillor for Ercall Magna Ward and for twelve Parish Councillors for the Ercall Magna Parish Council.  The polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.

If you are interested in standing for election, please contact Telford & Wrekin Council's Election Team (elections@telford.gov.uk) for more information.  

Who can stand for election?

A British, Irish, Commonwealth or UK citizen, who is 18 on the day of nomination and fits at least one of these criteria:

  • on the register of electors for this Ward / Parish
  • own or tenant land in the Ward / Parish
  • your principal or only place or work is in the Ward / Parish
  • live in, or within 3 miles of the parish boundary (as the crow flies)     

The notice of election will be published on 27th March and nomination papers will be accepted between 28th March and 4th April - these have to be taken, in person, to Addenbrooke House, Telford.

Nomination Packs are available from Telford & Wrekin Council, or downloadable from the internet.  The Electoral Commission provides detailed guidance.

If you would prefer, you can have a postal vote - you can apply for one up to 5pm on Tuesday 18th April. 

This year, there are some significant changes.  When you arrive at the polling station, you must have with you photographic ID - a passport or driving licence, for instance.  If you do not have ID with you, you will NOT be able to vote.  You will have to provide this evidence BEFORE you are issued with a ballot paper.  Don't worry if you don't have one of these documents, but you must act now.  Arrangements can be made for you to get a validation certificate - you must contact Telford & Wrekin Council in advance of polling day.

Privacy Screens and Mirrors will be made available in all Village Halls - for anyone who requires them when providing their ID.

 There are also new accessibility requirements for anyone with a disability - further information will be available nearer to election day. 

 

 

 

 

 


 


NEWS

CIVILITY & RESPECT PLEDGE

Ercall Magna Parish Council has signed up to the National Civility & Respect Pledge, in accordance with the Members' Code of Conduct.


YOUR PARISH COUNCIL

Ercall Magna Parish Council is the largest rural parish in Telford & Wrekin and it represents the communities in Roden, Ellerdine, Rowton and High Ercall.

Details of the agendas and minutes are available on this website.

There are 12 Parish Councillors and they are elected every four years.

Meetings take place every month (except August).

If you are interested in the role and work of a Parish Councillor, please do attend a meeting or contact the Clerk for more information.

All Parish & Town Councils are statutory consultees in the Planning Process. The Planning Authority for our Parish is Telford & Wrekin Council.

The Planning Committee often meet to discuss planning and development matters within the parish and strategic documents.

All local councils have a duty to set a budget which will represent the aims and objectives of the council. This is called a precept and is collected on our behalf by TWC from the residents as part of their Council Tax.

An Asset Register is available as it part of the end of year audit and governance paperwork.

All Parish & Town Councils have a series of policies and procedures which govern how the Council is run, this forms part of the requirements of the Transparency Code.

At the Annual General Meeting of the Council, held annually in May, the Council agrees a schedule of meetings for the year.

All agendas and minutes are available. At the start of each full council meeting there is a public session where residents are welcome to raise any matter with the Councillors.