Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer – part-time

Salary in accordance with NALC and SLCC recommended rates

SCP 15 to SCP 19 (£8.428 to £9.345 per hour at the 2013 rates)

The Council seeks an enthusiastic, organised and personable individual to work 18 hours a month as part time Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

Working from home, we are looking for an individual with good administrative skills, who is well organised, adaptable and ideally will have had previous experience in a similar role.

Further information and application packs are available from:

Cllr Simon Coy, Clerk, Withiel Parish Council

Dipper Bridge

Ruthern Bridge


PL30 5LU

01208 831906


This appointment is being re-advertised with a

closing date for applications of Friday 2nd May 2014


Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic
for Kerriers Solar Farm.


Road from Chapel Road to Tremeere Lane, Bodmin

Road from Boskear Lane to Tremorebridge, Bodmin

Road from Kerriers Road to Tremorebridge, Bodmin

Kerriers Road, Bodmin


Originally 16th December to 28th March 2014,

now extended to 30th April 2014 (24 hours, weekends included)


cabling works


Marcus Bryant, Dragon Infrastructure Solutions, Tel: 01604 877407


Draft Minutes of a
Withiel Parish Council Meeting
at the Village Hall on
Wednesday 12 March 2014
at 7.15 pm

204/14 Attendance:
Cllrs Coy (Hon Clerk), Harper, Kirkby (Chairman), Nott-Bower, Shearer
Apologies from Cllr Malone (Business Commitments abroad)
205 /14 Members declaration of Interest and any requests for dispensations. Nil
206/14 Invitation for members of the Public to address the meeting
Mr Henry Harper “No way near the bridle path” and “Woods nothing to do with me”.
Mr Philip Cardew. As a now retired community watch coordinator he continued to receive a number of complaints about noisy bikes. He explained that the most effective procedure is to phone 101 and explained how to do it.
PCSO Linda Thomas introduced herself as Lloyd Painter’s replacement. She had previously worked as a PCSO in Fowey for 8 years, and she and Lloyd had swapped beats.
She reported that no crimes had been logged during February.

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Draft minutes

of the meeting of Withiel Parish Council

held in the Village Hall

on Monday February 17th, starting at 7:15pm

190 /14 Attendance: Present were Councillor Kirkby (Chairman) Councillor Coy (Hon Clerk) Councillor Nott-Bower, Councillor Harper, Councillor Shearer, Councillor Malone, plus four members of the public. (Councillor Nott-Bower was called away after an hour)

191 /14 Members declaration of interest and any requests for dispensations: None.

192 /14 Invitation for members of the public to address the meeting.

Max Simpson asked why Councillor Harper had stated he was not an approved contractor. There followed a debate which

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Requires a Parish Clerk

Hours to be negotiated at interview

Salary in accordance with NALC & SLCC recommended rates


We are looking for an experienced clerk to support the work of the Parish Council. Our precept is £4,750. The Clerk is our only employee.  Normal meetings are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month.


For further information, please contact:


Cllr Simon Coy, Clerk, Withiel Parish Council

Dipper Bridge

Ruthern Bridge


PL30 5LU

01208 831906



Closing date for applications is Friday 28th March 2014.

Interviews will be held during the second week of April 2014







NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that RICHARD THOMAS has ceased to be a member of Withiel Parish Council and that a casual vacancy exists on the Council.


If, within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidays) after the date of this Notice, a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Deputy Returning Officer of Cornwall Council at the Council Offices, Luxstowe House, Liskeard PL14 3DZ (phone 01579 341234) by TEN (or more) electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy.


If the Deputy Returning Officer receives fewer than ten written requests for an election by 20th March 2014 the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.


DATED this 28th Day of February 2014

Simon Coy

Clerk to Withiel Parish Council


The Withiel Parish Council meeting of February 11th was largely taken up with examining allegations made by the former Chairman, Richard Thomas, against Councillor Shearer over the repair of a kissing gate on the Saints Way, made at the previous council meeting on January 15th. These were that the Code of Conduct, Financial Regulations and Standing Orders of the Council had all been breached. Councillor Thomas then resigned saying he could not sit with people who did not obey the rules.

As a result, much time was expended combing these documents to try to find out what Mr Thomas was referring to. No breach of code, regulation or order could be found. The Honorary Clerk, Simon Coy, concluded an investigation by saying: “In summary, Councillor Shearer, acting as an agent for Cornwall Council, seems to me to have behaved perfectly correctly throughout, and there is no foundation for the allegations made during the meeting on 15 January 2014.” The council agreed to document the fact

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The audiotape of the January 15th Withiel Parish Council meeting is available via this link. Please click on the arrow at left. The first few minutes predate the start of the meeting, which begins 9 min 40 sec into the tape. Once the dark grey downloading line has reached this point you can choose to move the orange audio line to that point to begin listening at the start of business.


Members of Withiel Parish Council are hereby summoned to attend:

Withiel Parish Council meeting
Monday 17 February 2014
at 7.15 pm
Members of the Parish and Public are invited to attend

190 /14 Attendance
191 /14 Members declaration of Interest and any requests for dispensations
192 /14 Invitation for members of the Public to address the meeting
193 /14 To approve the minutes of the meeting of 11 February 2014
194 /14 To consider matters arising from minutes of the meeting of 11 February 2014, and which are not agenda items below
195 /14 Planning: PA14/00214
Proposal: Erection of a side extension to an existing agricultural building.
Location: Great Brynn Barton Roche St Austell Cornwall
Applicant: Mr Roger Matthews
Grid Ref: 199103 / 63386
196 /14 Planning: PA14/01012
Proposal Re-surfacing of existing access drive
Location Kerriers Inchs Bodmin Cornwall
Applicant KS SPV22 Ltd
Grid Ref 200200 / 63459
197 /14 To consider an revised version of Withiel Parish Council Standing Orders based on the CALC model dated November 2013 and incorporating the 2012 Code of Conduct

198 /14 To consider an revised version of Withiel Parish Council Financial Regulations
199 /14 To consider an application by the Financial Manager of Withiel News and Views for an additional S137 donation of £250 paid in this (13/14) financial year
200 /14 To consider the repair of the two benches beside the Bus Shelter
201 /14 Correspondence
202 /14 Invitation to members of the public to address the meeting
203 /14 Date of next meeting: Wednesday 12th March

Simon Coy
Parish Clerk, 12th February 2014