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Meriden Parish Council was created in Statute in 1894.  The Rural District Council came into existence on 1st January 1895 in accordance with the Local Government Act of 1894 and comprised 17 parishes including Meriden.  Parish Councils are the first level of democracy with a range of powers.  They help with decisions on local services and Council policies.

Councillors are not paid and have to abide by a local government code of conduct. They must declare any financial interests in the parish – such as employment, businesses and land ownership. Councillors must also declare a personal or prejudicial interest in any matter being discussed at a parish council meeting.

 

Meriden Parish Council seeks to appoint a Deputy Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to start as soon as possible. The role will involve supporting the existing Parish Clerk providing administrative support to ensure the efficient running of the Parish Office. Experience is desirable, but not essential. 

JOB DESCRIPTION for DEPUTY CLERK

20 hours per week (in the first instance) with evening, weekend & flexible working.  Salary is paid pro rata based on experience and qualifications.

NJC Scale LC1 scale points 5 to 17.

 

 

Please click on the following links to see full details

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JOB DESCRIPTION – Deputy Clerk

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Contact our Clerk for more details: clerk@meridenparishcouncil.org.uk  : 07767162423/01676522474

 

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Book of condolence

Residents of Meriden parish who wish to express their sympathies can do so by signing the National Book of Condolence: https://www.royal.uk/condolence

All parish council meetings are now going ahead as normal via Zoom Video Conferencing.
For information please contact the clerk on 07767 162423 or email clerk@meridenparishcouncil.org.uk

If you have any Questions or Concerns to be aired at the next council meeting  please e-mail them to our Clerk and we will hear and discuss anything we get from the public.

Members of the Public

Please use the following link to open log form on incident/complaint/maintenance to be submitted to Solihull MBC.  This includes potholes and other highway issues.  Photographs are good evidence and may be uploaded on form prior to submission.  You can also report directly to connect

SMBC also have a specific report it service, details of which can be found here: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/report  You may also report direct via the contact centre at: connectcc@solihull.gov.uk.

Upcoming Events

  1. Parish Council Meeting

    September 26 @ 19:30 - 21:30
  2. Parish Council Meeting

    October 24 @ 19:30 - 21:30
  3. Parish Council Meeting

    November 21 @ 19:30 - 21:30

Update on Library services in Solihull

Click on the Logo to go to Solihull libraries website to see updates on what

librarys are open to all solihull library members, you can use your card at any open library.

 

West Midlands Police

Please click on the link below to go to the Police website to get any advice that you would need or to report any incidents.

The parish council has reviewed its status with regard to this week’s Downing Street press conference for step 4 of the lockdown road map, 19th  July 2021, and the number of positive covid rising rates in Solihull Borough.  Solihull’s Director of Public Health states “While COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly, the fact that so many people have been vaccinated means that so far hospital admissions and deaths are thankfully not matching that trend as they have previously.  But I have to be clear, although the vaccine has weakened the link between cases and hospitalisations, it has not broken it and hospital cases will rise as rates rise although at a slower rate.”  

 

It is right to be cautious and Meriden has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases.  The parish council has therefore taken the decision not to meet face to face or hold publicly attended meetings during July.  Traditionally August is a holiday month without scheduled meetings.  It is anticipated the parish council will meet formally on Monday 21st September.  We will advise arrangements for public or vitual attendance working within Government and Public Health guidance for the safety of councillors, staff and members of the public.  The scheme of delegation will remain in place until the Annual Meeting May 2022 or until such time as a legal full council resolution to amend or discontinue this practice has been approved.

The clerk continues to work from home.  You may contact the clerk on 07767 162423 or email clerk@meridenparishcouncil.org.uk  Please remember the clerk is part time and working hours are 09.00-16.00 Monday to Thursday.  If your telephone call or email is received outside of these hours, then the clerk will respond the next day.  If contact is made Friday or over the weekend, the clerk will respond by close of business Monday.  Thank you for your support.

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www.meridenparishcouncil.org.uk/ Meriden Parish Council seeks to appoint a Deputy Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to start as soon as

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