Parish Council Matters

Parish Council Charter

Parish Council Meetings - 2017/18

Please note that the times for meetings will be included on the agenda which will be published at least 3 days before each meeting.
The agenda will be posted on this website and on notice boards within the Parish.
Meetings may be preceded by a short planning meeting with a separate agenda.

  • Thu - 13 April 2017. 19:15 - Balsall & Berkswell Hornets Clubhouse, Berkswell
  • Wed - 19 April 2017. 19:15 - Jordan Room, St John Baptist Church, Berkswell
  • Thu - 18 May 2017. 19:15 - Jordan Room, St John Baptist Church, Berkswell
  • Thu - 25 May 2017 19.15 - Berkswell & Balsall Hornets Clubhouse, Berkswell
  • Thu - 15 Jun 2017 19:15 - Jordan Room, St John Baptist Church, Berkswell
  • Thu - 20 Jul 2017. 19.15 - Berkswell & Balsall Hornets Clubhouse, Berkswell
  • Thu - 14 Sep 2017. 19.15 - Balsall & Berkswell Hornet Clubhouse, Berkswell

Balsall Common By-pass

Recent correspondence with Dame Caroline Spelman MP on the possible by-pass can be seen here and here

Green Belt Review

This submission is in response to the unexpected delay in publication of the evidence base for the Solihull Local Plan Review Comments on the preparation of the Solihull Draft Plan . The source data is attached here. source data

2016/17 Parish Precept

The Council’s 2016/17 budget was approved at our meeting on the 14th January 2016. The precept has reduced slightly as compared to the 2015/16 precept in recognition of healthy levels of reserves. Details of the 2016/17 precept can be found here

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Freedom of Information

Publication Scheme under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

The purpose of this publication scheme is to be a means by which the Parish Council can make information available routinely.
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Standing Orders

Berkswell Parish Council Standing Orders are available to download here

Financial Regulations

Berkswell Parish Council Financial Regulations are available to download here

3 Year Financial Forecast 2016/2019

Berkswell Parish Council's 3 Year Financial Forecast can be found here

Reserves Policy

Berkswell Parish Council's Reserve's Policy can be found here

Risk Assessment

Berkswell Parish Council's current Overall Risk Assessment can be found here>

Council Grant Awarding Policy

The current Grant Awarding Policy and Application Form are available to download here If a Word version of the application form is required please email the Clerk who will send one out to you.

Information, I.T. and Equipment Policy

Berkswell Parish Council Information, I.T. and Equipment Policy is available to download here.

Complaints Procedure

It is hoped that all of the services that the Council provides will be undertaken in a manner that meets with residents satisfaction. If any resident has any concerns or suggestions it is probably best that they contact a Councillor or the Parish Clerk to make an informal suggestion or discuss the issue. Residents can also come to a Parish Council meeting, the dates and locations of which are published on our web site and can address the Council during the "public session". It is all very informal and Councillors welcome comments from the public.

However, for more serious issues, a member of the public might wish to make a formal complaint. This Policy explains how you should do that and how your complaint will be handled.

Download Complaints Procedure.

Expenses Claim form

Download Expenses Claim Form.

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