Welcome to the website of Orton Waterville Parish Council which serves the areas of Orton Southgate, Orton Brimbles, Orton Northgate, Orton Wistow and parts of Orton Goldhay as well as the Waterville village area.
It is a large parish both in area – encompassing part of Ferry Meadows park, the East of England showground and OrtonGate shopping centre – and in population, which is approximately 10,500.
The council members are local people from many walks of life with a common goal of working together to improve life for parishioners.
Please contact us if you have questions concerning the work of the Parish Council, if you have any concerns that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you.
YOUR OPINIONS, PLEASE
During the next few months the Parish Council will be discussing and then setting its budget for 2016/17 – and draft budgets for the two years following that.
We need YOUR views on what we can do for our area to improve, or at the very least maintain, the quality of the services and environment in Orton Waterville parish.
A parish council can do much more that most people realise (go to the ‘Your Council’ page to get some idea of our powers). It would be easier to draw up a list of the things that we cannot do rather than the things we can do. However, YOUR suggestions on what we should do are sought in order that our decisions reflect, as far as is possible, the desires of the majority of the residents.
Please use our contact page to let us know of actions that you feel we could take and/or projects you would like the Council to consider to ensure that Orton Waterville is the best area in Peterborough in which to live.
The Parish Council has a vacancy for a councillor for the Goldhay East ward.
A parish council has much greater power to take actions which benefit the community than most people realise. By becoming a parish councillor you can contribute to and influence the decisions being taken.
If you would like more information please look at the other pages on this website or come along to one of our meetings which are held at 7.30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month (except August) at the village hall, Glebe Avenue.
The vacant seat will be filled by co-option by the council. To be considered for co-option you must be on the electoral role for the parish and/or live within 3 miles of the boundaries.
If you would like to be considered for this vacancy please send an application containing a brief summary about your yourself, reasons for wishing to be a councillor and skills that you can bring to the role to:
Mrs A. Brown, The Clerk, Orton Waterville Parish Council, 46 Oakdale Avenue, Stanground, Peterborough, PE2 8TA
or e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone - 01733 346483 for further information.
One week before each of the council meetings the agenda for the meeting and a copy of the draft minutes of the previous meeting will be posted. To view: click on ‘Upcoming Events’ (above) and then on the meeting date. You will then see the matters that are currently being discussed by the council and decide if you wish to have input, either by attending the meeting to give your opinion in the public participation slot, or by contacting the Clerk or one of your councillors in advance of the meeting.