Members wanted for new Interim Barleythorpe Parish Council
Wednesday 8th Febraury 2017
Residents in Barleythorpe are being
given the chance to play an important role in shaping the future of
their local area following the decision to create a new
Barleythorpe Parish Council.
Final Recommendations from Rutland County
Council’s Community Governance Review of Barleythorpe and Oakham
North West were approved in January and stated that a new Parish
Council would be created for Barleythorpe.
Transitional arrangements are now being put in
place until an election of Parish Councillors in May 2018. This
includes the creation of an Interim Council made up of local
residents and businesses – people who will help to get the new
Parish Council up and running.
Cllr Oliver Hemsley, Portfolio Holder for
“This is an exciting opportunity for people in
Barleythorpe who are public-spirited and want to help shape the
future of their community. The Interim Parish Council will have all
the powers of a standing Parish Council so representatives will
have an important role to play. We want to hear from anyone who
lives in Barleythorpe, has an interest in local governance and
wants to make a real difference.”
There will be a total of eight members on the
Interim Council for Barleythorpe, including the two Rutland County
Councillors for Oakham North West: Cllr Richard Gale and Cllr
Expressions of interest are now being sought
from among the Barleythorpe community to fill the other six places.
Anyone interested in applying should provide their name and contact
details, a summary of relevant experience, details of any
specialist knowledge or expertise and the reason why they are
interest in the position.
Expressions of interest must be
submitted by 20th February 2017. They can be emailed to:
or sent in writing to: Community Governance, Corporate
Support, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15
If we receive more expressions of interest
than there are vacancies a selection process will be carried out by
the Council’s Constitution Review Working Group in consultation
with Ward Members. Six candidates will then be put forward for Full
Council to approve on 13th March 2017
Further information about expressing an
interest for the Interim Parish Councilcan be obtained by emailing:
or by calling: 01572 720 991.