NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
BRADNINCH TOWN COUNCIL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
That a casual vacancy has arisen in the office of councillor for the above town council.
If, within 14 working days of the date of this notice, a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said town ward, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
Dated: 2nd March 2018
All Town Councillors have email addresses at the Council's own domain: bradninch-tc.gov.uk. This page is intended to provide the information needed to enable individual Councillors to set up their own devices to access their accounts.
The simplest way is to use a web browser such as Internet Explorer on Windows computers or Safari on Macs. Some people install alternative web browsers such Firefox, Chromium and Opera and these should work just as well. Everyone needs to familiarise themselves with this method because it is the only way that you can change your password.
All you need to do is connect to the bradninch-tc.gov.uk email login page and enter your email address as the username and your password.
The first time you use it you need to re-set your password to something that only you know. (The usual password advice applies!) To do this click on Settings at the upper right. Then select Password on the left. Fill in the form which appears and click on Save. It should then say Successfully Saved in the lower right for a few seconds. Click Mail at the upper right to get back to your email.
|Mobile Phones and iPads|
Mobile smartphones arrive with a built-in email app. It is possible to add your Council email account so that you can use your phone to access your email when you are out and about. Below is how to set up iPhones (and iPads) and Android phones.
|iPhone and iPad|
These details are from setting up an iPhone with IOS 10.3.2. Other versions should be similar.
Go to the Settings app and scroll down and select Mail.
These details are from setting up a Samsung Galaxy running Android version 4.1.2. Other versions should be similar.
Start the Settings app and in the Accounts section, select Add Account,
|Specialist Email Programs|
Some people use specialist email programs such as Thunderbird and Opera Mail rather than a web browser. These programs generally provide more facilites than web browsers. Note, however, that they do not allow you to re-set your password. It is assumed that people using this type of program will be familiar with the process for adding an extra account. The following information is what will be needed:
It is verry important that you select IMAP, not POP or POP3.
Below are links to the minutes of the Full Town Council and its Committees and also those of the Annual Parish Meeting.
Only the minutes for the last 12 months are provided on-line; for earlier meetings you will need to contact the Town Clerk whose details can be found in the Contacts section.
For the purposes of the Council Tax all dwellings are placed into value bands from A(lowest value) to H(highest value), with band D being used as the reference band. For 2016-17 the Bradninch Town precept was £39.01 per band D property.
The Council reports its accounts to the Annual Parish Meeting and a copy of the report for the accounts for the 2015-2016 financial year can be found here:
A report on the accounts is also submitted to an external auditor. Below is a copy of the formal notification of the Commencement Period for the Exercise of Public Rights:
The Town Council receives income from a variety of sources, such as burial ground fees and allotment rents. However, by far the largest source is the precept. The precept is a small proportion of the Council Tax that every household pays each year. The Town Council decides each year how much this should be in order to fund its day to day operations. It is the duty of the Town Clerk, as the Responsible Financial Officer for the Council, to ensure that proper records are kept and to ensure that these records are audited by a qualified accountant. A report is also submitted to an external auditor appointed by central government.
Summary reports can be found by following the links below: