We welcome you to the website of Cononley Parish Council. This website seeks to inform its villagers and others about ongoing work of the Parish Council, its projects and events in the village of Cononley. It also serves as a database and reference resource for information on groups within the village.
Cononley is proud to be a close-knit community in which people truly care and watch out for each other. Parish council meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month, unless changed and are open to the public. There is no Parish Council meeting in August.
Stop by the next one and learn more about important village concerns and what's going on in Cononley.
Your Parish Councillors
These are Mark Allum, Kath Clark, Mike Dracup, Dan Timbers, Alex Bell, Stacy Thornton, Mike Swinden
Alex, Stacy and Mike were all co-opted to the PC at the May 21 meeting.
The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 lapsed as of 7 May 2021.
However on 4th May under Minute ref 21.069 the PC decided to adopt the Clerk's Scheme of Delegation, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Therefore, Delegated Authority Meetings rather than Council Meetings will continue remotely until 1st October ( excluding August when there is no meeting) when this decison will be reviewed.
There will be a remote Clerk's Delegated Authority Meeting on 20th July and also 24th September. The public can attend.
Items on the Agenda requiring a Parish Council decision at this meeting, are recommendations made to the Parish Clerk. Decsions will be made by the Clerk under the approved Clerk’s Scheme of Delegation using emergency delegated powers.
Please see the Council Meetings tab for the Agenda and joining details.
Appeal for Volunteers
Volunteering is a great way to meet people, make new friends and make a difference to our community. If you have volunteered before, are new to the village or have changed your contact details, please email the Parish Clerk, email@example.com to add your name to our new database. There are lots of ways you can help, whether it’s one hour a month or one hour a week - at fundraising events, footpath work, Speed Watch, litter picks, joining the Playing Field committee, Village Institute committee or being part of the Parish Council.
Cononley Playing Field
The park is an important amenity for our village and the base for many community events organised by the Playing Field Committee and volunteers. Maintenance of the park is financed through fundraising events and Committee members would like to thank all those who took part in the Run for Fun event which raised over £225, along with a kind donation from local business, Secret Drawer. We are looking forward to installing new equipment using planning gain funds from the mill site (this money can’t be used for maintenance).
Mark, Kath and Dan are currently exploring options for the planning gain funding from the mill development. An online consultation and open day has just been held at the park to obtain public feedback on the park redevelopment plans.
Cononley Village Institute
The Institute re-opened for Stepping Stones Nursery after lockdown 1 and Cononley Cinema Club managed one film showing before closing again for lockdown 2. Please follow Cononley Cinema Club on facebook for further updates.
If you attend any regular groups at the Institute, you will be contacted directly by the organiser about re-opening arrangements. Anyone using the building is asked to adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines.
At present we are not accepting bookings for private parties.
Other Parish Council duties include responding to residents’ issues, commenting on planning applications, acting as sole trustee for the Institute and Playing Field charities, improving facilities such as bins, signs, allotments, public footpaths, road safety and supporting fundraising and community initiatives.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) HELP
If you are self-isolating due to COVID-19 then Cononley Parish Council can help with the following:
• Shopping collection
• Prescriptions collection
• Meal delivery
• Dog walking
• A friendly phone call
If you need any assistance, please call any of the following people:
• Dan Timbers – 07858 939078
• Mark Allum and Becky Ward – 01535 632200
• Kath Clark – 07792 385155
• Andy Brown – 07886 858038
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating what help you need and we’ll get in touch.
For latest information regarding the coronavirus please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/