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The Havens Community Council recognises its duty to be responsive to the needs of all who live in the Havens by helping to build a resilient, healthy and sustainable environment.
WHO DOES THE COUNCIL REPPRESENT?
Community Councils are the first tier of Local Government. The Havens Community Council comprises of ten Community Councillors and a Clerk/Financial Officer. They represent the residents of Broad Haven, Little Haven, Talbenny, Hasguard, Haroldston, Walton West and Broadway, and meet monthly to discuss community affairs. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month and the Agenda, confirming the date, time and venue is posted on the website three to four days prior to the meeting. Local residents are welcome to attend these meetings to observe the proceedings.
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF THE DATE FOR THE EXERCISE OF ELECTORS' RIGHTS
Each year the Annual accounts are audited by the Auditor General for Wales. Prior to this date, any interested person has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts etc relating to them for 20 working days on reasonable notice. For the year ended 31 Martch 2020, these documents will be available on reasonable notice on application to the Clerk, Havens Community Council, email firstname.lastname@example.org between the hours of 1 pm and 4 pm Monday to Friday, commencing 1 September 2020 to the 28 September 2020. From the 29 September until the audit has been completed, Local Government Electors and their representatives also have the right to question the Auditor General about the Accounts. The Auditor General can be contacted via Grant Thornton UK LLP, 3 Callaghan Square, Cardiff CF10 5BT. A copy of the written notice must also be given to the council.
The audit is being conducted under the provision of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004, the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulation 2014 and the Auditor General for Wales' Code of Audit Practice. For a copy of the Electors' rights under the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004. See the Electors Rights under the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004
WHO ARE YOUR COUNCILLORS?
The Havens Council members are Cllr Charlotte Alexander (Vice Chair), Cllr Mark Burch (Chair), Cllr Gillian Collins, Cllr David Faulkner, Cllr Matthew Ford, Cllr Liz Kother, Cllr Joan Phillips, Cllr Susan Reynolds, Cllr Carys Spence and Cllr Connie Stephens.
THE ROLE OF THE COUNCILLOR
A Councillor's role is to represent the interest of the community they serve. They will sit on local groups and boards in order to represent the views of the whole community. They will make every effort to be well informed on local issues and play a vital part in influencing other decision makers. Before making decisions on behalf of the community they will seek to clarify the views of the whole of the community. Should you wish to discuss an issue or give your views you may contact either a Councillor or the Clerk on the numbers provided or attend one of the surgeries being held.
Councillors have legal powers to raise and spend money through taxation in the form of the 'precept'. When spending money they must ensure that they get value for money and that the majority of the residents benefit from the spend. In carrying out these duties they must ensure they proceed with due care of the law, plus safeguard, properly account for and use the council's public money both economically and effectively.
THE ROLE OF THE CLERK/RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER
The Clerk is a 'qualified trusted professional officer' whose objectivity allows them, by law, to act on behalf of the council. He/she will action any decisions agreed by the whole of the Council, deal with issues, act as public relations officer plus provide admin and financial services.
BROAD HAVEN BOARDWALK
For the latest information on the Boardwalk visit the group's facebook page.
Watch out for Council Coffee Evenings when you and your family can come along and chat to a Councillor.
Local elections are held every four years and at least 80% of Councillors must be elected. The remaining 20% can be co-opted on to the Council by the elected members. You can find further information on Community Councils, Councillors and Council Clerks at One Voice Wales