WHAT IS YOUR PARISH COUNCIL DOING FOR YOU?
The simple answer is: quite a lot! Eversley is justly proud of its village setting, environment and amenities, but keeping it ship-shape, and making improvements, doesn’t happen by itself. Here is a flavour of the things the Parish Council does on your behalf:
- keeping the play areas and main streets free of litter and dog mess
- providing and maintaining the equipment in the four childrens’ play areas
- maintaining the village greens at Eversley Cross, Eversley Centre, Chequers Green and Lower Common by keeping them free of undergrowth, regularly cutting the grass and keeping trees safe
- administering the burial ground and keeping it neat and tidy
- improving and maintaining amenities like the village pond
- running the local Speedwatch and providing Speed Indicator Devices to help slow traffic
- providing picnic tables and benches in or near the play areas
- providing bus shelters to keep the younger residents dry while they wait for the school bus
- Providing and managing the garden plots
- Commenting on behalf of residents on planning proposals that affect the Parish and alerting relevant authorities that action needs taking to resolve problems such as flooding, volume of traffic and speeding
- Help the other tiers of local government keep in touch with their local communities.
AND HOW MUCH DOES ALL THIS COST?
Nothing comes for free and, as you know, things don’t get any cheaper! The stark choice that villages like Eversley now face is either to find the cash to maintain local amenities and the environment or to let them deteriorate. On behalf of the village, Eversley Parish Council continues to take the view that deterioration is not an option, so money has to be found.
Your Council Tax Bill shows the amount Hart collects on behalf of the Parish Council so that it can continue to do these and many other things. The annual budget, published on the Parish Council’s website www.eversleyparishcouncil.co.uk spells out where the money will be spent in 2018. The bottom line is that, on average, the Parish Council is asking each household for an extra £2.70 per month for the year ending 31 March 2019. We hope you feel, as we do, that this is a price worth paying to keep Eversley the place in which we love to live.
Eversley Parish Council