Health and Wellbeing Board – 23 January 2016

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Warwickshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board, the strategic partnership board for health and wellbeing in the County meets next on Monday, 23 January. The  Board is receiving development support facilitated by the Kings Fund, to further improve the way it operates, this being the second of three development sessions. As part of this, the Board’s Agenda has been split into three areas, to provide updates, substantive items and board management reports.

This agenda includes updates on:

  • The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub – a Six Month Report
  • District and Borough Councillors will report on the health and wellbeing activity in their authorities
  • The Officer Executive Group will explain the areas discussed at its December meeting

The Substantive Item this time concerns  the  Coventry and Warwickshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan.

The following board management items will be considered:

  • Health and Wellbeing Board Management
  • Health and Wellbeing Board Sub-Committee – Children and Adults Mental Health Service Transformation Plan Refresh
  • Forward Plan

Further details for this Board meeting,  the agenda and reports are available here

If you would like to contact Democratic Services, the officer for this meeting is Paul Spencer – email paulspencer@warwickshire.gov.uk

 

 

Warwickshire Police and Crime Panel Vacancy

Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Panel (PCP) is seeking an experienced person to join the Warwickshire Panel as an independent panel member.independent-member-jpg

This role will play a crucial part in maintaining the governance and accountability arrangements for policing in Warwickshire. The voluntary position will involve working as part of the panel to support and scrutinise the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), to ensure that there is an effective and constructive challenge to the PCC, and to act as a voice to represent those who live and work in Warwickshire.

Applicants for the role should not be a Police Officer or member of the PCC’s staff, an MP or member of the National Assembly for Wales, Scottish Parliament or European Parliament. They should not be Warwickshire County, District or Borough councillors nor civil servants engaged in political activity. They should be aged 18 or over and either live or work in Warwickshire.

The role requires attendance at all meetings of the panel (approximately six each year) as well as working groups and development sessions. An interest in the key issues of policing and policing priorities is essential and applicants should also have experience of working with people of various ages, religious beliefs and political views. Although this position is voluntary, reasonable expenses will be paid. The successful candidate will start their four year term as an independent member following the County Council Elections on 4 May 2017.

The position of independent member on the panel will become vacant following the stepping down of the panel’s Independent Chair, Mr Robin Verso. Mr Verso said of his time on the Panel:

“I have found the role of independent member of the Panel to be interesting, rewarding and challenging over the last 4 years. As a team, we have questioned the Commissioner consistently on his oversight of the Police and I found many opportunities to contribute to this, always seeking to improve Police services and success in the fight against crime. I had to work very hard to understand Police performance and finances which are essential requirements in my view to enable Panel members to hold the Commissioner to account. But it was worth it!”

Cllr John Horner, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety, said:

“The independent members of the Police and Crime Panel are essential to the smooth running of the panel and ensuring that the police and crime commissioner is subject to the right levels of scrutiny and hear the voice of everyone living and working in the County.”

Cllr Phillip Johnson, Chair of the Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee, added:

“I sincerely hope there will be a high level of interest from the Warwickshire public for the really interesting and rewarding role of independent panel member.”

Full details of the application process, which closes at noon on 8 February 2017, can be found on the Police and Crime Panel’s Webpage here.

 

First time voters – County Council Elections 4 May 2017

If you were born 3rd May 1994 you just missed out on being able to vote in the County Council Elections in 2013.

  • You just missed out on having the opportunity to make a difference in your local area.
  • You just missed out on being able to make your voice count on matters that are important to you.
  • You just missed out on taking part in a vote that makes a real difference.

But this year, if you are registered to vote, you won’t miss out again

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Contact helenbarnsley@warwickshire.gov.uk for more information

Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 11 January 2017

The Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee will be meeting early in the new year to consider several issues that affect Warwickshire residents. The varied agenda includes:

  • The findings of the Air Quality Task and Finish Group
  • An update on progress towards a rail development at Galley Common / Stockingford
  • An update on the work of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership

The agenda for the meeting, which takes place at 2pm on 11 January at Shire Hall, Warwick, is available online here. If you would like to speak at the meeting,  or ask a question to the committee related to the agenda, please contact Stefan Robinson by Friday 6 January 2017.

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Stefan Robinson

Senior Democratic Services Officer
01926 4128079
stefanrobinson@warwickshire.gov.uk

Contact for Electoral Offices – District & Borough Councils – Warwickshire County Council – Elections May 4th 2017

North Warwickshire Borough Council
Electoral Registration Officer
The Council House
South Street
Atherstone
Warwickshire
CV9 1DE
01827 719221
elections@northwarks.gov.uk
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
Electoral Registration Officer
Town Hall
Coton Road
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV11 5AA
024 7637 6376
electoralreg@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk
Rugby Borough Council
Electoral Registration OfficerTown Hall
Evreux Way
Rugby
CV21 2RR
01788 533595
elections@rugby.gov.uk
Warwick District Council

Electoral Registration Officer
Riverside House
Milverton Hill
Royal Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 5HZ

01926 456105
elections@warwickdc.gov.uk
Stratford on Avon District Council
Electoral Registration Officer
Elizabeth House
Church Street
Stratford upon Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6HX
01789 260208
elections@stratford-dc.gov.uk

Working at the Election May 2017.

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Are you registered to vote?
If you are then would you like the opportunity to earn some extra money?

If you have ever voted in an election you will have come across the staff that help throughout the whole day – have you ever considered working at a Polling Station as a Poll Clerk?

Poll Clerks help the Presiding Officer set up polling booths: check and mark each person as they vote; stamp and issue ballot papers to voters, making sure they bear the official mark; ensure that voters cast their votes in secret; answer any questions in a friendly and professional way; show people how to vote; and maintain the secrecy and security of the ballot.

It is a long day, usually from 6.30am until at least 10pm when the voting finishes but you could earn at least £100.  It is worth noting that after two or three years’ experience as a poll clerk you can then apply to be a Presiding Officer which means more money.

Don’t leave it until a week before the election to apply to your local Elections and Registration Office, the positions will probably already be filled.  Give them a call or send an email telling them you are interested.  A training session is offered before Election Day.

If you would like more information please contact Helen at Democratic Services, Warwickshire County Council.

helenbarnsley@warwickshire.gov.uk
01926 412323

Do you want to vote?

 

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Why Should I Vote?

By voting on May 4th 2017, you get to have a say about what goes on in Warwickshire, who makes decisions on your behalf and who will represent your views throughout the County.

Councillors are elected to represent local residents – and you can vote for the person who you think will represent you the best.

Every vote counts so if you don’t vote then the person you want will have less chance of getting elected.  Someone will be elected whether you vote or not.  By registering to vote you can give your voice to the process.

How do I vote?

You’ll receive a polling card which will tell you where to go on Election Day. Take the card along to your polling station any time between 7am -10pm to cast your vote.

BUT

If you don’t register, you can’t vote.

If you’re not yet registered to vote go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote  and fill in your details.

Make sure you do this before 5pm on Thursday 13th April 2017

 

If you don’t register then you won’t be able to vote 

 

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