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Make a Change, Become a Parish Councillor
Eversley Parish Council is calling on all residents who care about their community to stand in the local elections in 2019.
What do councillors do?
Councillors act as the champions of their community to make a real difference by engaging with residents, local groups, businesses and other parts of local government; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and ensuring that services meet your community’s needs.
How long does it take?
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that, on average, councillors put aside three hours a week for council work. This usually includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking to other bodies on behalf of the council.
Can I stand?
You don’t need any qualifications – just the desire and drive to help make your community a better place in which to live. Only a few rules are needed to stand for election. You must:
- be a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union
- be 18 years of age or older
- live or work within 3 miles of the parish
How can I get involved?
The elections are on 2nd May 2019. The nomination process for the local elections is managed by Hart District Council. The window for submitting Councillor nomination papers opens on 26th March 2019 and closes on 3rd April, 4pm.
If you think you might be interested in representing the views and aspirations of our community by becoming a Parish Councillor, please visit http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-and-community-council-elections-in-england-and-wales for more information or contact the Parish Council office for an informal chat about what the role involves.
Contact: Julie Routley, Parish Clerk, Eversley Parish Council, PO Box 1246, Yateley, Hants. GU47 7FR 01252 876924, email@example.com
MP Visit to Eversley
Ranil Jayawardena MP will be coming to Eversley to discuss the traffic issues mainly but not exclusively, on 26th April at 6pm at the dining room at St. Neots prep school in Eversley.
Cross Green Pond Project
Pond update – as of 28th Jan 19
Work has started on the pond with de silting and bank repairs. Most of the silt has been removed and is being used to repair the banks and uniform the island.
Temporary fencing has gone up around the pond, please do not enter the area as the silt is quite deep in areas and dogs and children could get stuck.
The pond will look a mess for a few weeks whilst work is undertaken but it will be worth it once the project is complete. Once the pond work is finished a dipping platform will be installed and the area will be re seeded.
CHARLES KINGSLEY’S 200TH ANNIVERSARY
Over two days this June, Eversley will be celebrating the birth of the famous author and social reformer who lived and died in Eversley. Click on the link to see what is planned and put it in your diary to make sure you don’t miss the festivities!
Temporary Closure of Bramshill footpath 5 and 10 and Eversley footpath 1
The Countryside Service has made an Order to temporarily close parts of Bramshill footpath 5 and 10 and Eversley Footpath 1 to allow for works to be undertaken on the Scottish and Southern electricity networks pylons situated next to the footpaths. Details can be viewed by following the link below:
Eversley Parish Council
Dog mess is an eyesore and a health hazard. If you are a dog owner, you have a legal duty to clean up every time your dog messes in a public place. In response to public concern and to reflect the trend amongst many responsible dog owners, the District Council has now made it an offence under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 not to clear up immediately after your dog has fouled. Dog fouling in public areas is anti-social. Dog waste is associated with a number of diseases including toxicarasis. Toxocara is a roundworm commonly found in dogs, and almost all puppies. Eggs from the roundworm are found in dog waste, where they can pose a health risk, particularly to small children.
Chalk paint is the latest weapon being deployed by many Councils in the long-running battle against the menace of dog fouling. It is being used to highlight the irresponsible behaviour of a minority of owners who fail to clear up after their pets. A team of Volunteers supported by Eversley Parish Council will be spraying the areas with Eco friendly YELLOW Chalk paint to highlight the problem. This is all part of our “Stop Dog Fouling “campaign aimed at drawing people’s attention to the dog control orders now in force and reducing the problem of fouling, which remains a problem for many local communities.
The target areas that have been reported and currently being patrolled by the dog warden will be Kingsley Road, the area in front of Charles Kingsley School and footpath, Chequers Green play area and Centre Green play area. This is to highlight the extent of the problem and the effect it has on the district’s open spaces. This is an issue that is raised repeatedly by residents. By using the yellow spray chalk in this way we’re looking to underline the extent of the problem. We hope that this will encourage dog owners who don’t pick the mess up to see how much their selfishness spoils other people’s enjoyment of our open spaces.
Volunteers will be carrying out regular patrols of the worst affected areas and working with the Local Dog Warden to combat this problem of dog fouling.
Please be a responsible dog owner, clean up after your dog, and use the litter bins to dispose of it, do not hang the bag on a fence or leave on the footpath. If there is no bin where you are walking take it home and dispose of it. If you wish to report someone not clearing up after their dog or if you are aware of particular areas with dog fouling problems please contact Eversley Parish Council firstname.lastname@example.org or the dog warden service at Hart District Council 01252 774421 so that they can investigate.
BAG IT, BIN IT AND KEEP OUR COMMUNITY CLEAN