Who we are and what we do.
East Hanney Parish Council consists of 8 elected councillors who serve for a four year term. All Councillors are voluntary and receive no payment whatsoever.
The Clerk works from home and can be contacted at 12 Brookside, East Hanney. OX12 0JL.
Full Council Meetings are normally held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, from 7.30pm.
Please see the diary of meetings for more information.
The Parish Council and its subcommittee meet in the Committee Room of the Hanney War Memorial Hall.
East Hanney Parish Council maintains green spaces and play areas in the village including the Recreation Grounds at Brookside, the land around the Iron Bridge and the Allotments.
It owns and leases the land occupied by Sovereign Vale Housing Association on the A338, land known as 'The Constables Piece'.
For further information relating to the services offered by the Parish Council please contact the Clerk who will be happy to give advice and assistance.
Land owned and maintained by the Council
Our councillors are elected or co-opted, if you would like to become a councillor or find out more about what they do then please click here.
Our committees have specific tasks and can have delegated powers.
East Hanney Parish Council Standing Orders
The Parish Clerk works the equivalent of one day a week, spread across most days and on a Sunday.
East Hanney Parish Council
Stephen was elected to the Parish Council in May 2015 and again in May 2019.
Stephen is currently the Chairman of the Parish Council.
Stephen is the member for village furniture and the annual litter pick.
The Powers of a Parish Council
|Function||Power / Duty|
|Allotments||Powers to provide allotments.|
Duty to consider providing allotment gardens if demand unsatisfied.
|Baths & wash houses||Power to provide|
|Burial grounds, cemeteries & crematoria||Power to acquire, provide and maintain shelters,|
Power to agree to maintain monuments & memorials,
Power to contribute towards expenses
|Bus shelters||Power to provide & maintain shelters|
|Bye laws||Powers to provide bye laws for:|
|Charities||Duties regarding parochial charities|
|Christmas lights||Power to provide to attract visitors|
|Citizens advice bureau||Power to support|
|Clocks||Power to provide public clocks|
|Closed churchyards||Powers to maintain|
|Conference facilities||Power to provide and encourage use|
|Community centres||Power to provide and equip community buildings|
Power to provide buildings for use of clubs having athletic, social or educational objectives
|Crime prevention||Powers to spend money on various crime prevention measures|
|Drainage||Power to deal with ponds & ditches|
|Entertainment & the Arts||Provision of entertainment and support of the arts including festivals and celebrations|
|Gifts||Power to accept|
Power to repair and maintain public footpaths & bridle-ways
Power to provide roadside seats & shelters
Power to complain to district councils regarding protection of rights of way and roadside wastes
Power to provide traffic signs and other notices
Power to plant trees etc. and to maintain
|Investments||Power to participate in schemes of collective investment|
|Land||Power to acquire by agreement, to appropriate, to dispose of land|
Power to accept gifts of land
|Litter||Provision of receptacles|
|Lotteries||Powers to promote|
Mortuaries & post mortem rooms
|Powers to provide mortuaries and post mortum rooms|
|Newsletters||Power to provide information relating to matters affecting local government|
Power to deal with offensive ditches
Powerto acquire land & maintain
|Parish property & documents||Powers to direct as to their custody|
|Postal & telecommunications facilities||Power to pay public telecommunications operators any loss sustained providing post or telegraph office or telecommunication facilities|
|Public buildings & village halls||Power to provide buildings for offices and for public meetings and assemblies|
|Public conveniences||Power to provide|
|Parks & pleasure grounds||Power to acquire land or to provide recreation grounds, public walks, pleasure grounds and open spaces and to manage and control them|
|Recreation||Power to provide a wide range of recreational facilities|
Provision of boating pools
Town & Country planning
|Right to be notified of planning applications|
|Tourism||Power to contribute to organisations encouraging tourism|
|Traffic calming||Powers to contribute financially to traffic calming schemes|
|Transport||Powers to spend money on community transport schemes|
|Village signs||Power to use decorative signs to inform visitors|
|War memorials||Power to maintain, repairs, protect and adapt war memorials|
|Power to use well spring or stream and to provide facilities for obtaining water therefrom|