Welcome to Wigginton Parish Council

Wigginton is a large village and civil parish running north-south and perched at 730 ft (220 m) on the edge of the Chiltern Hills and alongside the border with Buckinghamshire.

It is part of Dacorum district in the county of Hertfordshire. Adjacent to the main village is the settlement of Wigginton Bottom where a number of farmworkers cottages were built during the 19th century.

Wigginton Parish Council is the first tier of local government with elected Parish Councillors responsible for the Civil Parish of Wigginton, which consists of approximately 650 households.

NEWS – 31st March 2018

ON-LINE DIRECTORY IS NOW AVAILABLE

There is a great range of local businesses, groups and clubs within the parish and the new on-line local directory is designed to let you know how to get in touch and take advantage of them whether you are looking to join the WI, fancy borrowing a book from the Bookswap or a local plumber.

NEWS – 29th March 2018

SEEKING A CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL

 

Part-time (7 hours per week)

Starting salary would be £3,570 PA based on 7 hours per week based upon Local Government pay scales (SCP 18-22)

Wigginton is a small, friendly rural parish in the Dacorum borough of Hertfordshire with a population of approximately 620 homes.

The Parish Council is seeking an enthusiastic person with excellent administrative skills for this part-time role of approximately 7 hours per week working from home. The role requires some flexibility in approach and the ability to meet deadlines. If you have a genuine interest in helping our forward thinking and energetic Council develop and deliver timely, quality and innovative services to the local community, we would be delighted to hear from you.

You will be required to attend the monthly Parish Council evening meeting, which is on the third Tuesday of each month. Your responsibilities will include managing the Council’s finances with support from an experienced Councillor, organising meetings, taking and producing meeting minutes, liaising with outside bodies, researching and advising Councillors on procedures and other issues, and actioning the Council’s decisions.

No previous experience is necessary, as training will be provided, although good organisational and communication skills, numeracy and a working knowledge of MS Word and Excel would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will be supplied with a laptop and printer, and will be required to store Council files/paperwork at home necessary to fulfil the role.

Please email a brief CV to David Wilde, the Chair of Wigginton Parish Council, at dehwilde@btinternet.com

The closing date for applications is 30th April 2018.

Your Council

Wigginton Parish Council is currently made up of 7 councillors and a clerk.

David Wilde is our Chairperson, each of the other councillors has an area of responsibility that they hold the brief for. 

David Wilde 

Chair

Debbie Meach 

Vice-Chair

Stuart Fordyce 

Finance

Cheryl Williams 

Parish Clerk

Steve Walker 

Planning

Jane Mitchell 

Village Hall Liaison

John Shelton 

Web Site

Business Directory

Trenna Axon 

To contact Wigginton Parish Council, please fill in the contact form below or email:  wiggintonpcclerk@gmail.com

Contact Us

Meetings

Wigginton Parish Council meets once a month throughout the year, except in August, although sometimes an ad hoc meeting will be called in August to discuss planning applications).

Meeting are held at 8.00 p.m. in the Village Hall, Chesham Road, Wigginton.

All meetings are open to members of the public.

There is an opportunity for people to speak or ask questions at the start of every meeting.

Copies of agendas and minutes for recent meetings can be found in the Documents section on this web-site.

Planning

Wigginton Parish Council is consulted by Dacorum Borough Council on all applications within Wigginton

The Council’s views are sent to the relevant DBC Planning Officer, who has to consider them when deciding whether or not to grant planning permission.

Controversial cases may be referred to the DBC Development Control Committee.

Communications

Wigginton Parish Council has adopted a Communications Plan that sets out how the council aims to inform people about what we do and to actively listen to what parishioners think.

 

Wigginton Parish Council has adopted the ICO Publication Scheme (April 2008) which tells you clearly what information we hold and where you can get a copy.

Wigginton Parish Council publishes its Annual Report in the form of the Wigginton Oddy newsletter.

Copies of these documents can be found in the Documents section on this web-site.

Finance

 

Financial information (as required by the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities 2015) can be found in the Documents section of this web-site. by following the links below:

Local Directory

The Local Directory showcases the best of what Wigginton Parish has to offer. From a cool beer in the pub to a meeting of the WI, you can find out what’s available here.

It is a list of local businesses, groups and clubs and how to get in touch. It is complimented by our Parish Calendar, which let’s you know what’s happening and when so you don’t miss the Big Lunch or a Gardener’s Association meeting again!

Just click on the link to download it.

If you would like to list your business, group or club in the directory or have an event or meeting you would like listed on the calendar please get in touch with the Parish Clerk.