Committee appeals for members
West Oxfordshire District Council is looking to appoint three local people to be members of a Panel which reviews allowances payable to councillors.
Ideally the Council is looking for applicants with a good understanding of local government or public services. They should possess the relevant knowledge, skills and abilities that will enable them to make a meaningful contribution to the allowances process.
By law, West Oxfordshire District Council has to appoint and maintain an Independent Remuneration Panel to advise the Council on the level of allowances payable to district councillors. The Panel also acts in relation to town and parish councils within the district. Members of the Panel retire at different times, and those appointed this year will serve until 2015.
The Panel plays an important role by helping to ensure that democracy in the district continues to be accountable. Applicants cannot be elected members of the district council or any town or parish council in West Oxfordshire.
Meetings usually take place three or four times a year, during the autumn, at the council offices in Woodgreen, Witney.
Further details and an application form are on www.westoxon.gov.uk/panelmembership or anyone interested can call 01993 861521 or 861533 after 24 June. The closing date is Friday 8 July 2011.
Other recent Witney news items
A photographic exhibition celebrating the mature dancer is to go on display in Witney. Joie de Vivre is a collection of images designed to showcase the beauty and vitality of older dancers with th...[more]
With local elections taking place in just a few weeks, voters in Oxfordshire are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take part on polling day, Thursday 4 May. The c...[more]
Letters are being sent to householders in West Oxfordshire encouraging them to sign up for a new opt-in garden waste collection service. The new subscription-only service starts from the beginning...[more]