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Sawley's Christmas Light Switch-On Event

Sawley's Christmas Light Switch-On Event

Posted: Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:10 by Kate Sharpe

Come along to our community's Christmas event on Saturday 30 November 2019 event from 4.00pm to 6.30pm

The event will start at 4.00pm with members of the public able to join us for complimentary mulled wine (non-alcoholic), mince pies, games and plenty of community spirit at the Sawley Methodist Church. You can also join in with traditional carol singing accompanied by Sawley's Singing for Fun choir. More »

Our main light switch on event this year will take place at Lakeside Park from 5.00pm (opposite the Sawley Methodist Church) on Tamworth Road - with live music, visitors from the North Pole and from Disney Lane ... and there could even be snow!

The Mayor of Erewash will switch on our lights at 5.30pm prompt. After which all are welcome to join us back in the Methodist Hall for a cup of tea to warm up!

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Share your views on Policing in Derbyshire with the county's Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa

Share your views on Policing in Derbyshire with the county's Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa

Posted: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:19 by Kate Sharpe

Hardyal Dhindsa, Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire will attend the November meeting of Sawley Parish Council. Come along and share your views on policing in Derbyshire.

Residents of Sawley are invited to come along and meet with PCC Dhindsa as part of his #D383 tour of Derbyshire's urban, suburban and rural communities. During his term of office, PCC Dhindsa plans to visit all 343 villages or towns in Derbyshire as he seeks views on policing, community safety and victim services in each local area. More »

The meeting will be held at 6.30pn on Tuesday 26 November at New Sawley Methodist Hall. Residents can take this opportunity to engage with the Commissioner and have their say on what matters to them regarding local policing services. » Less

Vacancy for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Vacancy for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:54 by Kate Sharpe

We are seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Council.

Hours are 8-10 a week – to be reviewed after 3 months in post. Starting Salary (LC2 point 18-23 £12.64 to £14.03 / per hour (£24,313-£26,999 pro rata) depending on experience.

Sawley Parish Council is a small but progressive and active Council. Our previous Clerk has unfortunately recently resigned her position due to personal family reasons. More »

Sawley, located within the Borough of Erewash, Southeast Derbyshire has an electorate of around 5100.

The Parish Council has 11 Councillors. The Council meets 10 times per annum on the fourth Tuesday of each month starting at 7pm, and the Clerk must attend these meetings. The total annual Council budget is over £50,000.

The post of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer can be demanding and duties will require evening and occasional weekend working. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, with a 'can do' attitude, who can demonstrate a proven record in administrative and financial management. Good business acumen is essential. For more details see Job and Person descriptions.

The Clerk must be able to work from home, for which an allowance will be paid, however the Clerk may be asked to work from Sawley on occasions as required.

A laptop, printer and mobile 'phone will be provided.

The successful candidate should possess a Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or be willing to work towards obtaining it within a specified period. Candidates with previous local government experience, including knowledge of the parish council sector, will be especially welcome. However, if you feel you have transferable skills from another sector we would like to hear from you.

The position will be available with effect from 1st January 2019.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 25th November 2019.

Interviews will take place on the evening of Tuesday 3rd December 2019.

Please see covering letter and job & person description below for more detail. Application form can be downloaded from link below. Note: CVs are not accepted. » Less