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Marsworth Parish Council : Contact List and Responsibilities


Councillors' declarations of interests can be downloaded by clicking the files above


Councillor Giles Monks (Vice Chair) 01296 662104
7 Vicarage Road, Marsworth. HP23 4LR

Councillor Ray Brown 01296 661211
37 Lukes Lea, Marsworth. HP23 4NH

Councillor John Woodruffe 07757-529580, 43 Lower Icknield Way, HP23 4LN

Councillor Bob Kennedy (Chairman) 01296 661533
'Timbers', Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth. HP23 4LN

Councillor Denise Cornwall 07501 783807
12 Norvic Road, Marsworth. HP23 4LS


Councillor Hayley Chalmers 07876-507425 57 Lower Icknield Way HP23 4LW

Other contacts :

Thames Valley Police 0845 8505 505 - Now just ring 101
Charlotte Cottage, 73 Leighton Road, Wing, LU7 0NN

 "County Councillors for Marsworth and Community Board Committee Members":
Chris Poll 01296-663737, and
Derek Town 07786 720227/01296 661637,

 01296 668152

Greg Smith MP 01296-714240,, 34 Buckingham Rd, Winslow, MK18 3DY


new contact for the Community Boards:
Katrina Kelly, Community Board Co-Ordinator for the Wing and Ivinghoe board
Localities & Strategic Partnerships Service Directorate
Buckinghamshire Council
01296 383970 / 07917 210597

Highways on Call 0845 230 2882
Buckinghamshire County Council - any highway problems

Illegal Dumping 0845 330 1856
Incident report line for 'fly tipping'

Village Website - email content to

Buckinghamshire Council 0300-1316000

BALC 01296-383154 County Hall

Bucks Adult safeguarding Careline 0800-137915/01296-382423

Marsworth Parish Council Asset Register

Date Acquired, Description, Location, Value (£), Basis

Community Assets

1896, Village Hall Land, Vicarage Road, £1
1946, Recreation Ground, Watery Lane, £1


1999, Marsworth Millennium Hall, Vicarage Road, £473,508, Insurance Value

Play Equipment

16/03/1999, Swings, Recreation Ground, 1461, Cost
25/01/2006, Surface Recreation Ground, 2423, Cost
10/07/2000, Basketball Post, Recreation Ground, 4000, Agreed Value
10/01/2001, Multi Unit, Recreation Ground, 5000, Cost
10/01/2001, Cloverleaf, Recreation Ground, 758, Cost
10/01/2001, Grass Mats, Recreation Ground, 2016, Cost
01/10/2002, Trailblazer, Recreation Ground, 6510, Cost
01/09/2009, Sports wall, Recreation Ground, 8495, Cost

Miscellaneous Items

Various dates, Street Lights, Various Locations, 23,905, Insurance Value
1985, Bus Shelter, B489, 1039, Cost
1988, Seats / Tables, Recreation Ground, 619, Cost
27/07/1992, Electric Box, Recreation Ground, 303, Cost
14/02/1992, Memorial Seat, B489, 210, Cost
24/12/2002, BBQ Area, Recreation Ground, 230, Cost
01/09/2009, Railings, Millennium Hall, 1080, Cost
25/10/2013, Shredder, Clerk's Office, 57.27, Cost

Grand Total £531,616

Updated June 2015

Marsworth Parish Council - Code of Practice for Complaints against the Council

The following Code of Practice has been formulated from the framework suggested by the national association of Local councils It is designed to cover complaints against actions of the Council’s staff or its administration.

Before the Meeting
1. The complainant shall be asked to put the complaint about the Council’s procedures or administration in writing to the Clerk or other nominated Proper Officer. If the complainant does not wish to put the complaint to the Clerk or other Proper Officer (by reason of the complaint being about that officer, or any other reason) they are advised to put it to the Chairman. In any event, all complaints should be brought to the attention of the Chairman at the earliest opportunity.
2. The Clerk (or Chairman) will acknowledge receipt of the complaint and advise the complainant when the matter will be considered.
3. The complainant shall be invited to attend the meeting where the complaint will be heard and bring with them such representative as they wish.
4. Seven clear working days prior to the meeting, the complaint shall provide the Council with any copies of any documentation or other evidence that they wish to refer to at the meeting. The council shall similarly provide the complainant with copies of any documentation upon which they wish to rely at the meeting.

At the Meeting
1. The Council shall consider whether the circumstances of the meeting warrant the exclusion of the public and press under the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960.
2. The Chairman shall introduce everyone and explain the procedure to be used in order to consider the complaint made. The meeting should be as informal and friendly as possible, without prejudicing the need to consider properly the matter under discussion.
3. (a) The complainant (or representative) shall be asked to outline the grounds for complaint and Members given the opportunity to ask any question of the complainant.
(b) If relevant, the Clerk or Proper Officer will explain the Council’s position and members shall ask any question of the Clerk or Proper Officer.
(c) The complainant is to be offered the opportunity of the last word as a means of summing up their position.
(d) The Clerk or Proper Officer is to be offered the opportunity of a last word as a means of summing up their position
4. The Clerk of Proper Officer and complainant shall be asked to leave the room while members decide whether or not the grounds for complaint have been made. If a point of clarification is necessary, both parties should be invited back. In any case, both parties return to hear the decision, or to be advised when the decision will be made.
5. The announcement of any decision should be made public at the next appropriate Council meeting.

Following the Meeting
The decision shall be confirmed in writing within a reasonable time together with details of any action to be taken.

Marsworth Parish Council - Communications Policy July 2015

Community Engagement
• involve residents in the decision making process by providing opportunities for participation
• identify needs by empowering the community to create a greater level of interest in local government
• agenda and minutes placed on noticeboards and website
• monthly jottings in Village Newsletter
• Councillors telephone numbers readily available and work actively to enhance community engagement
• Clerk is responsible for overseeing implementation of policy

Consultation Strategy
• ensure residents have opportunity to be actively involved in planning and prioritising services
• stakeholders consulted will depend on purpose of specific consultation
• why, who, method, start, analyse and use, disseminate and evaluate
• make every effort to ensure consultative process is anti-discriminatory and in accordance with the Data Protection act 1998

IT and Social Media Policy
• new ways of engagement with residents must take account of legal responsibilities
• all council representatives should bear in mind that information they share through social networking applications (including email and even if they are on private spaces) are still subject to copyright, Data Protection, Freedom of Information, the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and other legislation.
• Illegal, abusive or hateful material is not permitted

Marsworth Parish Council - Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Responsible Officer: Mrs.D.Slade(Clerk) Maintaining Officer: Mrs.D.Slade (Clerk)
Contact details : Marsworth Parish Council, c/o Miswell Farm, Tring, Herts HP23 4JT.
01442 824138

1. General Information :
Information published and Method of Publication

Council Practices & Procedures
Council agendas & minutes Agendas are posted on notice boards.
Copies of minutes can be inspected in the Council office, by appointment

Acceptance of Office
Councillors Code of Conduct
Register of Councillors interests
Annual Parish meeting minutes

These can be inspected at the Council office by appointment

The annual Precept figure Published in Council minutes and District Council leaflet
Annual budgets in summary form Published in Council minutes
Payments made to contractors/suppliers Published in monthly Council minutes
Annual accounts & supporting information; Financial regulations; Risk assessment; VAT return

These can be inspected at the Council office by appointment

Planning applications Recorded on agendas and in Council minutes
Individual planning applications & responses. These can be inspected at the Council office by appointment
The adopted/emerging/draft Local Plan

These can be inspected at the Council office by appointment

Health & Safety

These can be inspected at the Council office by appointment

Archive material
Byelaws; Definitive map; Meeting minutes (from January 2002)

These can be inspected at the Council office by appointment

Leases & Deeds; Historic maps, photographs; Minutes prior to 2005

Available at County Record Office, Aylesbury.

Periodic Electoral Review
Documents relating to the last Electoral Review;
Documents relating to the last Boundary change

These can be inspected at the Council office by appointment

Job descriptions; Terms & conditions of employment

These can be inspected at the Council office by appointment

2. Exempt Material :
Personal information relating to Councillors (other than that required to be declared in the Register of Interest).
Personal Information relating to employees.
Tenders and bids from contractors and suppliers.
Note : Data Protection Legislation prohibits the publication of certain categories of information.

3. Charging Policy :
Information may be inspected, by appointment, at the Council office free of charge. In accordance with the Parish Council’s Risk Assessment Policy, the Council reserves the right to arrange for any inspection to be held in the presence of a Parish Councillor at Marsworth Millenium Village Hall.
Information that can be copied without breaching copyright laws may be copied at a cost of 15p per side of A4 paper.
A detailed search of older documents is subject to a £15 charge per search.

4. Review of Policy :
This policy was approved by Marsworth Parish Council on 10th August 2015, and this document is reviewed annually.

Note : Under Data Protection Legislation, the Council is required to regularly review the information it keeps and to destroy that which does not form part of its official records.

DS 10/08/15

Marsworth Parish Council

Equality & Diversity Policy

Adopted and Approved at the Meeting of the Parish Council on 10th October 2016.

1. Aims

1.1 The aim of this policy is to communicate the commitment of Marsworth Parish Council, its Members and Officers to meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty, which came into force on 5 April 2011. The Equality Duty applies to public bodies and others carrying out public functions. It supports good decision-making by ensuring public bodies consider how different people will be affected by their activities, helping them to deliver policies, representation and services, which are efficient and effective; accessible to all; and which meet different people's needs.

2. Policy Statement

It is Marsworth Parish Council’s policy to provide representation, information, facilities, services and employment to all irrespective of:

Gender, including gender reassignment

Marital or civil partnership status

Having just had a baby or being pregnant

Having or not having dependents

Religious belief or political opinion

Race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins)


Sexual orientation


Marsworth Parish Council is opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. All people and employees will be treated fairly and will not be discriminated against on any of the above grounds. All decisions will be made objectively and without unlawful discrimination.

Marsworth Parish Council recognises that supporting Equality is of primary importance. This policy will help all those who are Council Members or work for the Council to develop sound and effective policies that impact on the village, community and surrounding areas.

Marsworth Parish Council aims to create a culture that respects and values each others’ differences, that promotes dignity, equality and diversity. We aim to remove barriers, bias or discrimination that prevent individuals or groups from realizing their potential and contributing fully to the community to develop a culture that positively values diversity.

Marsworth Parish Council will challenge discrimination. It aims to provide equality and fairness to all in the community and expects all Members and Officers to be aware and understand the Equality Act 2010.

3. Equality Commitments

Marsworth Parish Council is committed to:

Promoting equality of opportunity for all persons.

Promoting a good and harmonious environment in which all persons are treated with respect.

Preventing occurrences of unlawful direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimization.

Fulfilling our legal obligations under equality legislation and associated codes of practice.

Complying with our own equal opportunities policy and associated policies.

Taking lawful affirmative and positive action where appropriate.

This policy has been adopted by and is fully supported by all Members of Marsworth Parish Council.

4. Implementation

The chairman has specific responsibility for the effective implementation of this policy. In order to implement this policy he or she shall:

Communicate the policy to Members, the Clerk and members of the public

Incorporate equal opportunities into general practices

Ensure that other persons or organisations will comply with the policy in their dealings with the Council

5. Monitoring and Review

Marsworth Parish Council will establish appropriate information and monitoring systems to assist the effective implementation of our equal opportunities policy.

The effectiveness of our equal opportunities policy will be reviewed annually, and action taken as necessary.

In addition to the Council’s internal procedures, any person has the right to pursue complaints of discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.


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