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Welcome to Charlton Horethorne Parish Council

Welcome to Charlton Horethorne Parish Council’s Website. We are a very small Parish but we get involved in as many aspects of the community that we can. All information about our activities can be found by clicking on one of the links at the top of the page. If you still need more information, you can contact our Clerk via the Contact Us page.

We really value the involvement of all our parishioners, so why not come along to one of our well-attended meetings. Dates of future meetings, agendas and minutes can all be accessed from here.


Parish Councillors

Photo by Tory McTernan
Michael Hutchings, Ian Macfarlane, Jenny Peet, Simon Purcell and David Peet

Please note the following information which explains the current situation regarding PC business whilst the COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

Following regulations which came into effect on 4 April 2020 (known as The 2020
Regulations) our Parish Clerk has received advice from the National Association of Local
Councils.
Based on that advice Charlton Horethorne Parish Council has resolved that:
a) There will be no annual parish meeting this year.
b) There will be no annual parish council meeting this year.
c) The parish council chairman appointment will continue until the next annual parish
council meeting in 2021.
d) The parish council will hold at least three meetings before the next annual parish
council meeting in 2021.
e) Public notice of a parish council meeting will be published on the parish council website
and only on a noticeboard if it is decided necessary and social distancing allows.
f) Minutes will only be published on the parish council website.
g) A parish council meeting may be held remotely as a video conference or teleconference.
h) If the parish council decides that a remote meeting is to be held, joining instructions will
be provided to any members of the public who wish to take part.
i) The parish council will have in place a business continuity motion to enable decision
making, planning responses and payments to be made as required.
j) All decisions, planning responses and payments made between meetings will be
reported on at the next parish council meeting.
k) Any signatures required for approval of minutes, bank reconciliations etc. will be
obtained at the first available opportunity, when restrictions are relaxed and conditions
allow.
l) It should be noted that SSDC planning department have stated that no extensions of
time for parish council comments on applications will be granted and parishioners
should be encouraged to make their own representations.