Horndean Parish Council is low on numbers

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COMMUNITY-minded people in Horndean are being urged to sign up to become a parish councillor.

Horndean Parish Council, one of the largest parish authorities in the country, is lacking members after a number of resignations.

There are now nine parish councillors out of a total number of 15 seats.

If the number falls any lower than five, then East Hampshire District Council could make an urgent order to appoint members until new councillors take up office.

Parish clerk Tracy Predeth said: ‘The parish council is non-political and is urgently looking for community-minded people to join, which will enhance democratic decision making.

‘The main criteria is any person 18 or over, working or living in or within a three-mile radius of the parish – Blendworth, Hazleton, Lovedean, Catherington, and Horndean.

‘The council meets on the fourth Monday of the month, excluding August.

‘There are other committees which parish councillors can join such as planning, open spaces and finance and property management.’

Projects under way being run by the parish council include building a new skatepark and improvements at Jubilee Field. Anyone interested can email contact @horndeanpc-hants.gov.uk.