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Election of a Parish Councillor

For the Area of Stone, St John’s Ward

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT

1. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent DA1 1DR on any working day from the date of publication of this notice (excluding bank holidays) but no later than 4pm on Friday, 28th July 2017.

2. Nomination papers may be obtained from the office of the Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Dartford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford DA1 1DR during the times stated above.

3. If the election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday, 24th August 2017 between the hours of 7am and 10pm

4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday, 8th August 2017. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

5. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent DA1 1DR by 5pm on Wednesday, 9th August 2017

6. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent DA1 1DR by 5pm on Wednesday, 16th August 2017

7. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent DA1 1DR by 5pm on polling day. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Wednesday, 16 August 2017.To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Wednesday, 16th August 2017.












Stone Fete is just days away, so why not take a look at our fete brochure to see what we have in store for the biggest community event in the Parish.

 

 












Notice of Vacancy – St John’s Ward

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

A vacancy has arisen in the Office of Parish Councillor for the St Johns Ward of Stone Parish Council.

A request for a by-election must be made within 14 working days of the publication of this notice of vacancy by TEN electors from within the relevant electoral area. The requests from the ten electors may be submitted together, separately, or a combination of the two.

Requests to hold a by-election to fill the casual vacancy must be made in writing and sent to the Proper Officer, Dartford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DR.












Would you like to work for the Parish Council?

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STONE PARISH COUNCIL is looking for reliable, friendly, and motivated people to help them deliver a high standard of service to the local community.
Duties are varied but customer service is always priority!


PAVILION SUPPORT STAFF
Post holders will provide support to the Facility Coordinator by undertaking various customer service duties and cover at Stone Pavilion. Duties will include: out of hours cover; cleaning; serving refreshments; and assisting at events and functions.
• 14 Hours per week minimum (evenings and weekends), with flexibility to work additional hours in line with bookings.
• £8.45 per hr. including local allowance (£6,152 per annum)
• 33 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro-rata)


Previous front of house or cleaning experience would be a distinct advantage.


We are looking to recruit more than one person to fill the above role.

Apply here now!
Please download the application form, complete and submit.

Closing date Friday 9th June 2017, 5pm.












Annual Parish Meeting Agenda

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The Annual Parish Meeting of the Parish of Stone will be held at River Hall, Stone Pavilion, Hayes Road, Stone, DA9 9DS on Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 7pm.

To view a copy of the agenda please click the following link: Annual Parish Meeting Agenda Pack 2017

 

This meeting is a chance for members of the public to ask questions or raise local issues.












Planning application for an urban beach at Bluewater

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An application has been submitted for the construction of an urban beach, fairground rides, attractions, food and drink stalls and associated facilities, on land at Western car park Bluewater Shopping Centre.

The Urban beach hopes to run for a temporary period from 19th June 2017 to 17th September 2017. The plans on the application form outline the desire layout for the beach with numerous rides and attractions such as; bumper cars, bungee trampoline, log flume, a family roller coaster and water jobs to name a few. The rides would sit alongside a paddling pool and a small splash park with beach hut bars and ice cream stalls.

 

 

Residents can view and make comments on the application by clicking here












Meet our new grounds apprentice

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After successful employment of our last grounds apprentice, the council decided to open applications for another grounds apprentice and the successful candidate was 19-year-old Jason Pointer.

Jason started work at  Stone Parish Council on Monday 3rd April and has been getting to grips with the daily tasks that the ground staff perform. We caught up with Jason on his first week of work to find out why he applied for the scheme and what he hopes to gain.

” I applied for the apprenticeship because it was something new to me, and presented a contrast to where I would normally be spending my time. I hope to gain new skills and employment at the end of the scheme”.

Jason’s advice for anyone thinking of applying for an apprenticeship is to “Make sure it is something you want to do, and something that you are going to put all your effort in to”.

 

For more information on apprenticeships and to look for what apprenticeships are currently available visit: www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch












Kent County Council Elections

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Details of all candidates standing in each of the 81 divisions across what is one of the largest county councils have been published today.

The election gives residents the chance to have their say on how the council is run. KCC looks after services such as education, transport, social services and safety so your vote is really important.

The elections will take place on Thursday 4th May 2017 (7am-10pm)

Candidates that have been nominated for election of County Councillor for East Dartford Division are;

Penny Cole – Conservative Party

Ashley Mactaggart – Liberal Democrats

Catherine Mary Stafford – Labour Party












Don’t miss your chance to book a pitch for this year’s Stone Fete

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Stone Fete is back for its 9th year and we are looking for businesses who would like to hire a pitch on Sunday 2nd July 2017, 12pm-6pm.

Stone Fete offers businesses, charities, local groups and associations a wonderful opportunity to promote their activities to an audience of thousands!

A standard pitch measure 6m x 6m. Additional pitches may be booked to enable a larger area of use. Stall holders are advised to bring cover, eg a gazebo

If you would like to book a pitch please visit www.stonefete.co.uk/stalls/ and download the relevant booking form and read our terms and conditions.












Tea and cake April activities

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April’s senior citizens tea and cake morning is set to be an informative session. We will be joined by guest speaker Coreen Ayres, Court of Protection Executive from T G Baynes. Coreen will give a  presentation on the importance of making a will,  and the power of attorney etc.

The Community Warden Team will also be in attendance to answer any questions.

 

Join us on Friday 28th April, 10am-12pm at Stone Pavilion.