Role

The principal function of the Town Council is to represent local interests at grass roots level, and to promote and watch over the particular interests of Whitnash.
Specific responsibilities of the Town Council are:

  • The management of local public properties such as the Acre Close Community Centre, but also including village greens, playing fields, and the war memorial.
    The provision of certain local services including allotments and public benches.
  • Encouragement of voluntary initiatives, and grant-aid to voluntary effort.
  • Defence of local interests, with the statutory right to see all planning applications, and make recommendations on them to the District Planning Authority. The Council is also consulted prior to the making of bye-laws, and can represent the views of the townspeople at public inquiries.
  • Arrange the Annual Mayor Making, Annual Parish Meeting, the Mayor’s Civic Services at the Whitnash churches, and the annual Civic Dinner.

In addition, Whitnash Town Council is often the first point of contact for residents highlighting issues that are the responsibility of other organisations such as Warwickshire County Council, Warwick District Council and Whitnash Safer Neighbourhood Police team.
In these instances, your Town Councillors and the Town Clerk will pass on the information to the relevant organisation. However, you can contact the other organisations directly, if you wish.

 

Responsibilities

The table below shows which Council has prime responsibility for each service, and provides a link to the relevant web page if one exists. Contact telephone numbers for the Councils are provided at the bottom of the page.

Activity or ServiceCouncil
Allotments – Whitnash Allotment Charity for the Labouring Poor and Whitnash Working Men’s Allotment AssociationWTC
Allotments at end of Dobson LaneWDC
Archives and Local StudiesWCC
Blue Badges (disabled parking)WCC
Building Regulations/Building ControlWDC
Bus PassesWCC
Bus SheltersWDC
Bye-lawsWDC
Car Parks - Acre Close/Coppice Road/Home Farm Crescent shopsWCC
CemeteriesWDC
Children’s Services & Lifelong LearningWCC
Christmas Lights Switch OnWTC
Civic Events (Promoted by The Mayor)WTC
Clean AirWDC
Consumer Protection/Advice (personal and business)WCC
Council Tax CollectionWDC
Community Centre, Acre CloseWTC
Community ForumWCC
Dog Warden/Dog FoulingWDC
Economic DevelopmentWDC
Education (Including free school meals)WCC
ElectionsWDC
Emergency PlanningWCC
Environmental HealthWDC
Family Information Service/Childcare InformationWCC
Fire & Rescue ServiceWCC
Fire Safety Enquiries (homes and businesses)WCC
Flower Baskets/TubsWTC
Footpaths/BridlewaysWCC
Grants for Various ActivitiesWDC
Grants for Various ActivitiesWCC
Grants to Voluntary Organisations (based in Whitnash)WTC
Grass VergesWCC
Greens (such as Chapel Green)WTC
Health and Community ServicesWCC
HighwaysWCC
HousingWDC
LibrariesWCC
Local LicensingWDC
Local Plan (Warwick District)WDC
MarketsWDC
Minerals & Waste PoliciesWCC
Museums & Art GalleriesWCC
Neighbourhood Plan (for Whitnash)WTC
Noticeboards in WhitnashWTC
Parks and play equipment (Acre Close & Washbourne Field)WTC
Pest ControlWDC
PlanningWDC
Planning Consultation (relating to Whitnash Town)WTC
Public TransportWCC
Refuse Disposal & Recycling CollectionWDC
Registration – birth, marriages and deathsWCC
Remembrance Sunday in WhitnashWTC
Road Safety, Road Signs and Road MarkingsWCC
SchoolsWCC
Social Care & Health for both Adults & ChildrenWCC
Street furniture (noticeboards, benches, salt/grit bins)WTC
Street Lighting (Highways)WCC
Trades Description/Trading StandardsWCC
Transport PlanningWCC
TransportationWCC
Tree MaintenanceWCC
Tree PreservationWDC
War Memorial at St Margaret’s Church, WhitnashWTC
Waste Disposal & RecyclingWCC
Waste & Recycling Collection (Household)WDC
Whitnash LibraryWCC
Whitnash Tymes (publication and distribution)WTC
Youth/Children’s ServicesWCC

 

 

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