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.
PARISH ELECTIONS – 7th MAY
As most of you will be aware on the 7th May a general election takes place. In that election you have the opportunity to vote for a candidate for UKIP or the Greens – or a fringe party like Cons, Lab or LibDems. But of more importance on the 7th May – is the election for Orton Waterville Parish Council members. All 13 seats on the parish council will be up for election and we hope that you will look at the candidates and take an interest in them and vote.
But – more than that – we would encourage YOU to consider standing as a candidate yourself. A parish council has much more power to provide local services than most people imagine. If YOU were a member you could have influence upon and/or help to instigate many schemes of community benefit in the area. With many City council services being capped or curtailed or withdrawn each year the onus increasingly falls upon parish councils to respond and become more involved in service provision if local community standards are to be maintained. YOU could be a part of that decision making if YOU were a parish councillor.
Below is much information about parish councils and about the process of standing for election. On looking at this information it might, at first sight, appear daunting, but for the majority of candidates it is no more difficult than obtaining two signatures on the nomination form and submitting it within the given time-frame.
In addition to the information below you will find much more about parish councils and councillors on the other pages of this website.
Please consider standing for election as a parish council is made up not of ‘other’ people but of YOU and YOU and YOU.
Any questions can be addressed to our Clerk, Alison Brown, via our ‘Contact’ page or to Electoral Services at Peterborough City Council 01733 452277 / email@example.com
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.