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Fri April 10, 2015: Ellisfield To Have An Election For Parish Councillors on May 7

The following Ellisfield residents have been nominated to stand for election to the Parish Council on May 7.

Caroline J. CAZENOVE
Timothy W. N. GUINNESS
Gavin J. PARK WEIR
David G. RICHARDS
Rosemary A. TAPLIN
Paul T. M. TURNER
Julian P. WRIGHT

(Full details are on the Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll document, issued by Basingstoke & Deane's Returning Officer.)

An election is taking place in Ellisfield because there are 7 nominations for the 6 places on the Council.
Of the 36 parish councils in the Basingstoke & Deane area, 30 had the same number of nominations as there were places to fill and so an election will not be taking place.
Surprisingly, 2 parishes (Newfound and Nutley) had no nominations for the two places each had to fill.
As well as Ellisfield, 3 other parishes (Chineham, Steventon and Upton Grey) will be having elections.

Monday March 16, 2015: Parish Council Meeting (Refusal to reveal which councillors are re-standing for election)

In the Open Forum, a resident's request for parish councillors to state whether or not they intended to stand for re-election on May 7 was refused by the meeting chairman, Cllr Julian Wright.
EDITOR: This is a perennial problem. In 2003, four councillors decided not to re-stand but no-one knew of their decision. Consequently, only two councillors handed in nomination papers (Sally Adams and Paul Turner) and the village had the embarrassment of having to have a Basingstoke & Deane officer seconded to us in order for the first meeting to be quorate.

Tue March 10, 2015: "New Look" Parish Council Website

The contents (text, images, Minutes, Newsletters, etc.) of the original Parish Council website, created by Paul Turner, have been ported to a new "skin". The layout and look of the new Parish Council website (see below) is so different from the original that there will now no longer be confusion between it and THIS Community Website.
EDITOR: The theme of this WordPress site has a very clean, bright and uncluttered design. I like that it's variable width and "responsive". It will allow the Parish Clerk to amend and update content without having to deal with the complexities of the coding. Well done Charlie Hellewell, a great job.

Wed January 28, 2015:

click to display larger image ...Aclick to display larger image ...t the January 26, 2015 parish council meeting, Mrs Christina Veasey (the "s" is pronounced as a "z") was appointed as the new Ellisfield Parish Council Clerk. Mrs Veasey (pictured left) was an RAF Squadron Leader and is from Dummer. She has never been a Parish Clerk or Councillor but was heavily involved with Dummer's Village Design Statement (which was adopted by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council as supplementary planning guidance for the parish in February 2004).
Jacqui Matthews (
pictured right), retiring Parish Clerk, was thanked for her ten and a half years service and presented with a shrub for her garden.
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Shown below is a "window" displaying the actual Parish Council Website (www.ellisfield.gov.uk)