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.
CITY AND PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS
Full information regarding the candidates standing for election to the Peterborough City Council on 5th May can be seen by following this link: https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/council/elections/election-details/ This also gives details of the councillors elected to the Orton Waterville, and other, parish councils.
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS – VACANCIES
On 5th May 2016 elections were due to take place for the 13 places available on Orton Waterville Parish Council. The parish is now divided into two wards; Goldhay East for which one place was available and Orton Waterville for which 12 places were available.
However, at close of nominations for the elections only 10 applications had been made thus leaving 3 seats still to be filled. There will, therefore, be no election but council may co-opt new members. You are invited to apply to fill one of the vacant seats.
A parish council has more powers to act in the interests of the community than most people realise. To gain some impression of what can be achieved by a parish council look further through the pages on this website, attend one of our monthly meetings or contact one of your existing councillors (contact details on the ‘Your Councillors’ page).
Should you be interested in becoming a parish councillor our Clerk will be happy to provide further information and she can be contacted via the contact form on this website.
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.