A parish council is the first tier of local government and closest to the community it serves. There are seven councillor posts on Oxton Parish Council, all of whom have voting rights. We employ a parish clerk to administer the parish council’s affairs. The clerk is also the responsible financial officer.
Like district and county councillors, parish councillors are elected once every four years. Vacancies occurring between elections are filled either by election or co-option.
Councillors and Responsibilities
Richard Cross (Chair) Hannah Lempicki (Vice Chair) Nick Borrett Margaret Cooper Jill Jones Lyndsey Whitby Clive Catlin
Tel: 01623 238712/07434 809435
Office hours: Mon-Fri 9-2pm
What does the Clerk do?
I joined Oxton Parish Council as Clerk in April 2019. having spent many years working in a training role for a major retailer. Originally from Yorkshire, I have now made Nottinghamshire my home. and live in a very small village about 6 miles away from Oxton. I am the only employee of the Parish Council and am employed to work for 6 hours a week. I juggle this with a number of other part-time jobs including being Clerk for another Nottinghamshire village. I carry out most of the work which needs to be done from home but visit Oxton on a regular basis for meetings, issuing agendas and generally keeping on eye on how things are progressing.
My main roles as Clerk include:
carrying out the policy decisions made by the council
managing the financial transactions of the council and keeping appropriate records
providing administrative support for the council
guiding and advising the council on matters of law and procedure, so I have to keep up-do-date with any new relevant legislation and I liaise with NALC (Notts Association of Local Councils) who are based in Southwell for support and advise when necessary.