Who we are & what we do

Leckhampton with Warden Hill Parish Council comprises 18 Councillors who serve for the next four year term May 2022 to 2026. All Councillors are volunteers and receive no payment whatsoever. We currently have 12 serving Councillors, and 6 vacancies which can be filled via co-option.

We have several Working Groups and a Finance Committee, which look at and discuss specific topics in detail and bring back their findings to the full Council. If you would like to join any Working Group then please do contact the Parish Office who will be happy to give advice and assistance.

Council Meetings - see the diary of meetings for more information.

For further information relating to the services offered by the Parish Council please contact the Parish Office who will be happy to give advice and assistance.

Councillors

Working groups

Our staff

Arlene Deane

Arlene Deane

Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Address
The Old Bell house, High Street, Bisley. GL67AA
Mobile
07739 719079

We have a Clerk, Arlene Deane, who works with the Councillors to deliver the range of services we provide.

Arlene became Clerk in January 2018.

Prior to this she was working in the financial service sector for most of her working life, as a project/programme manager, dealing with IT and strategic initiatives both in the UK and abroad.

Arlene is a member of a number of community based groups and is an advocate of improving the environment for future generations.

Arlene can be contacted through our office by phone, email or letter- office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Kim Riley

Kim Riley

Assistant Clerk

Kim joined the Parish Council in May 2022. Prior to this, she had taken a few years break from almost 40 years' service in the public sector as a Human Resources professional. Her career started with a local authority in her home county of Lancashire before she relocated to Cheltenham in 1986 to work for the Borough Council. From there, she moved on to a long and fulfilling management career with Gloucestershire Constabulary where she was responsible for the delivery of a diverse and challenging range of HR services throughout the organisation for almost 30 years.

She has lived on the edge of the Parish since moving to Cheltenham, during which time she has established strong family and friend connections and developed a great affection for the area. She aims to use her extensive skills and experience to both support the Clerk and the Parish Council and benefit the residents and communities of Leckhampton and Warden Hill.

Telephone
07419 288637

Complaints Procedure

If you wish to make a complaint about the Council, or a Councillor or member of Council staff, please contact the Parish Office either via clerk@leckhamptonwithwardenhill-pc.gov.uk or chair@leckhamptonwithwardenhill-pc.gov.uk in the first instance. Click the link for a copy of our Complaints Procedure

Members Code of Conduct

This code of conduct (The Code) is adopted in response to the requirement under S.27(2)Localism Act (2011) for the Authority to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by members of the Council. Members have a duty to uphold the law and to act on all occasions in accordance with the public trust placed in them.

Leckhampton with Warden Hill Code of Conduct

Leckhampton with Warden Hill Parish Council Standing Orders

Standing orders are the written rules of a local council. They are used to confirm a council's internal organisational, administrative and procurement procedures and procedural matters for meetings. They are not the same as the policies of a council but they may refer to them.

Meetings of full council, councillors, the Responsible Financial Officer and Proper Officer are subject to many statutory requirements. A council should have standing orders to confirm those statutory requirements. A council should have standing orders to control the number, place, quorum, notices and other procedures for committee and sub-committee meetings because these are subject to fewer statutory requirements. If it does not, committees and sub-committees may adopt their own standing orders.

Model standing orders that are in bold type contain statutory requirements. It is recommended that councils adopt them without changing them. Other model standing orders not in bold are designed to help councils operate effectively but do not contain statutory requirements so they may be adopted as drafted or amended to suit a council's needs.

The Parish Councils current Standing Orders are being updated and are therefore in draft until they are approved at a full Council meeting