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COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Overton Community Council represents the people living in the area at the closest level; it is a single corporate body and the decisions taken are the responsibility of the council as a whole.  Community Councils are guided by Local Government Act 1972.  The Council is non-political or sectarian and the Councillors do not receive remuneration.

WHAT IS THE COUNCIL FUNCTION?

To play a vital part in the interest of the community by representing the whole electorate within the community; delivering services to meet local needs; and striving to improve the quality of life within the community.  This involves close liaison with WCBC; the Police and organisations impacting on aspects of community life.  It is responsible for setting the annual precept which is taken from the Council Tax collected by WCBC and is set aside to be spent exclusively on local needs.

The Council also awards sums of money to local organisation either in the form of a grant or from The Community Chest.

Any resident can contact a Councillor or the Clerk to discuss any concerns, or bring the issue to the Council’s notice at the monthly meeting, which has a period of 10 minutes (6.50-7.00) set aside for members of the public to speak.

Once full council has approved them, the minutes of all meetings are available to members of the public at the Overton library and on this website.

WHO ARE THE COUNCILLORS?

Members of the Overton community are elected to this voluntary role by the community.  They have a diversity of skills and interests bringing a unique response to the needs of the community.  The responsibilities and duties often depend on what the Councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available.

Apart from attending the monthly council meeting, each Councillor additionally volunteers to sit on other committees such as Planning, Playing Fields, Website, and Cemetery.  They also attend meetings of organisations affecting the wider community and issues relevant to the community, i.e. traffic calming.

On going training for all aspects of the role is given to every Councillor.

CLERK TO THE COUNCIL

This is a remunerative position for which ongoing training is given.  The Clerk provides advice and administrative support to the council and is the Proper Officer of the council in law.

COUNCILLORS AND THEIR COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS 

Pene Coles

Penelope Coles

Amenities Committee

Cemetery Committee

Fete (Working party)

 

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Charlotte Copeman

Finance Committee 

Playing Field Committee

Website Committee

Fete (Working party)

Sue England

Sue England

Playing Field Committee

Fete (Working party)

 

 

Clive Hellingman
Clive Hellingman (Chairman)

Amenities Committee

Cemetery Committee

Finance Committee 

Planning Committee

Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch

Amenities Committee

Fete (Working party)

 

 

Lesley Pugh

Lesley Pugh

Finance Committee

Planning Committee 

Website Committee

 

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 Val StevensonCemetery Committee  

 

 

 

 

 

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Tony Walker 

Amenities Committee

Cemetery Committee

Planning Committee

Playing Field Committee 

 

Katrina Chalk
 Katrina ChalkClerk  

 

 

 

 

 

David
David Roberts 

Finance Committee

Planning Committee

As required by the Independent Remuneration Panel – For public information: No payments were made to members of Overton Community Council during the financial years 2017/2018 for expenses.

HOW TO CONTACT THE COUNCIL AND ANY COMMUNITY COUNCILLOR
Telephone: 01978 710055
Email: occ.clerk@btinternet.com
Post: The Clerk to the Council
Overton Village Hall
Penyllan Street
Overton
Wrexham LL13 0EE