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Vacancy for Parish Councillors

Catterick Parish Council has 2 vacancies for Councillors and would like to co-opt 2 new members

Anyone interested in applying should contact the Clerk at catterickpc.dsk@gmail.com

or 0174881136

To be able to stand as a Parish Councillor, an applicant must:

be at least 18 years old on the day of application

be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union

meet at least one of the following four qualifications:

i) They are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish from

the day of their application onwards.

ii)They have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish during the

whole of the 12 months before the day of their application.

iii)Their main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of their application

has been in the parish.

iv) They have lived in the parish or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of their application.

You must not be disqualified from standing as a Councillor.

Catterick Parish Council May 13th 2022

 

A new Council Tax Reduction Scheme for North Yorkshire Council

From next year there will be a new single council in North Yorkshire. The new North Yorkshire Council will replace the seven district and borough councils as well as the county council. All eight councils are working together to make sure that the services people value continue as usual when North Yorkshire Council comes into being on 1 April 2023.

Having one council means services can be strengthened and joined up to improve the quality of life and opportunities for people across North Yorkshire. It will also save money by reducing duplication to put back into frontline services and support local priorities and decision-making.

Currently the seven borough and district councils all have slightly different Council Tax Reduction schemes, and by law North Yorkshire Council must introduce a single scheme covering the whole of the North Yorkshire area. Council Tax Reduction is a discount that helps people on low incomes pay their Council Tax bill. The proposal is to introduce an income banded scheme that is more supportive, with the maximum level of reduction for the people most in need. 

The changes to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme will affect working age households in the North Yorkshire area who will get Council Tax Reduction from 1 April 2023. Pension age households will not see any change as the scheme to support this group is set out by Central Government.

 

Most applicants will get the same support as they do now and many will be better off. Although some households will have a little more to pay, the proposals set out plans for a hardship fund so that anyone affected who needs additional help will be supported. People are invited to share their views on the proposed changes as part of a consultation.

 

A link to take part in the consultation and more detailed information can be found at www.northyorks.gov.uk/CouncilTaxReduction. The consultation will close at midnight on 18 September 2022. All comments and feedback will be considered in October, before a final decision is made in November.

 

 

Parish Councillors

Councillor Flo. Campbell

I have lived in the village for 45 years and been on the Parish Council for the last 15. For the last 13 years of this I have been the Chairman.

I was formally the Multi Site Manager with the NAAFI based at Marne Barracks but finished my working career at the Co-op in the village.

Councillor Wyrill

I have lived and worked at Leases Farm, East Appleton, (between Catterick Village and Hackforth), all my life. I am a dairy farmer in partnership with my brother.

I have been a Parish Councillor since July 2019. My other roles include:

Chairman - Dairy Farmers Suppliers to Wensleydale Creamery

Regional Chairman NE - Tenant Farmers Association

Chairman - Catterick Central Branch - Richmond Conservatives

Chairman - East & West Appleton Parish Council

Past Chairman Catterick Village Sports Association

My main interest is vintage motors.

Councillor Anne Claypole

I have lived in the village for 3 years with my daughter and partner and you will frequently see me walking my dog Paddington.

I can also be spotted running through the village training for one event or another. My favourite thing about the village is the lovely people who live here.

Diane Kirkham

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

I have lived on a farm just outside the village for the last 32 years and have been the Parish Clerk since 2011.

My children went to the Michael Syddall School and I became involved in the Parent Teachers Association and sit on the Michael Syddall Trust Fund Committee.

I am also the secretary of the Catterick Village Sports Association.

Councillor Simon Young

Councillor Eddie Oselton

Councillor Des O'Connor

Councillor Lin Clarkson