What the Parish Council does

Ockley is a vibrant village between Dorking and Horsham on the Surrey / Sussex borders nestling in the shadow of Leith Hill - the highest point in South East England.

Ockley Parish Council is here to represent the interests of the local Ockley community and to maintain the quality of life of our residents. Parish councils are the grass-roots tier of local government - not to be confused with church councils and ecclesiastical parishes. They have a range of powers and duties, which must be used for the benefit of the parish as a whole and include matters such as planning applications and highways.

Previously Ockley Parish Council has successfully campaigned on the community’s behalf to reduce the speed limit on Stane Street to 30mph; to help develop affordable housing such as Prideaux Gardens; to act as a catalyst for some action groups such as speedwatch and the maintenance team; and to help maintain notice boards, the play area, the old milestone and the pump. The council also operates as an avenue to promote solutions for local issues such as potholes, drainage and occasionally, planning.

Parish councils really ‘exist’ only for the duration of their council meetings, in the sense that decisions can be made only during these meetings. In the gaps between, individual parish councillors might give their own personal view on any matter, but they may not present their own opinion as ‘the view of the parish council’.

Vacancy for Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

OCKLEY  PARISH  COUNCIL

is looking to recruit a part time Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

for 10 hours per week (flexible)

 pay to be based on range SCP 24 to 28 (£15.16 to £17.05) per hour

and will be determined by qualifications and experience

The post is varied and includes the following:

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Annual Assembly 9 May 2022

The Chairman reported on the work that had been carried out by the parish council during 2021/22 at the Annual Assembly held on 9 May 2022.

The report is available for parishioners to download. 

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Update on Ockley Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan May 2022

Thank you to all who responded to the survey.

The results are currently being analysed and an update on progress will follow soon.

 

 

RESPONSE DEADLINE FOR SURVEY EXTENDED TO 4 APRIL 2022

See attached documents for further information on the:

Ockley Parish Village Survey

link to survey

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/OckleyNDP

please send your response by 4 April 2022

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