Annual Parish Meeting – Wednesday 29th May

All residents are welcome to come to the Annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 29th May in the Village Hall. Refreshments will be served from 6.30pm, kindly provided by the WI. The main meeting starts at 7pm. You can view the agenda on the meetings page HERE

The Annual Parish Council meeting is not a Parish Council meeting. The Parish Council has to organise it but it is a meeting for residents to hear what has been going on in the Parish over the past year and to ask questions of any of the groups present.

We look forward to seeing you next week.

Litter Pick 11/03/2019

Thank you to everyone who turned out to help at the Litter Pick on Saturday. 19 people gave up their time – four of these were children. We’re so please the weather stayed fine. Hope to see you all again next time.

Vacancy for Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

CHARLTON HORETHORNE AND HENSTRIDGE PARISH COUNCILS seek to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO).

Applications are invited from anyone wishing to be considered for one or the other OR both posts.

The terms of employment are as follows:

  Charlton Horethorne Henstridge
Hours 15 per month 22.5 per week
Salary (as per NALC salary scales WEF 1st April 2019) LC1 7 – 12 LC2 18 – 23

The Parish Clerk is responsible for organising all meetings of the Council, publishing agendas and minutes, dealing with correspondence, maintaining the Parish Council website, line management of two grounds staff, updating the Parish Council website, liaising with other organisations and overseeing certain projects. In addition, as RFO, the Clerk will be responsible for the financial administration of the Council.

The Clerk works from home and must be computer literate. A separate laptop, scanner and other equipment are provided for each Parish. The successful applicant ideally should be CiLCA qualified or be prepared to undertake training to obtain the qualification within a year of appointment. Attendance at the evening meetings of the Council is a requirement of the position. Normal full council meetings take place as follows:

CHARLTON HORETHORNE – On Mondays approximately every six weeks

HENSTRIDGE – On the first Monday of every month.

For further details, a copy of the job description, person specification and application form please contact the Council at For an informal chat about the role(s) please contact the current Clerk, Zöe Godden on the above email or by calling 01747 826401.

The closing date for applications is 16 May 2019 and interviews are planned for late May/early June 2019. To apply please send the application form to the above email address.

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