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The annual Wilsden Christmas Lights Switch On is taking place this year on Sunday 27th November 2016 at 6.00 p.m. in Wilsden Park beginning with carol singing followed by the countdown to the switch on.  Please bring a torch for better illumination of the words on the carol sheets.

After the lights are switched on, complimentary mince pies, mulled wine and soft drinks will be provided in the Village Hall.

This is a great event so please come along and join in this magical start to Advent.


The Parish Council Green Spaces Group which comprises representatives of the Parish Council, Wilsden Friends of the Park and Wilsden Gardening Association has embarked on the first phase of planting Spring bulbs (daffodils and crocus) which took place on Saturday 22nd October 2016 at sites around the village.

The bulbs have been purchased by the Parish Council with the support of Stephen Smith's Garden Centre, Wilsden.

The sites have been chosen, hopefully, to give the maximum impact and  include the areas around The Welcome To Wilsden stones at Windy Grove and Thornhill Terrace, the Main Street opposite Crooke Lane, the Village Green and around the back of the Village Hall.  It is planned that this is an important step in enhancing green spaces in the village as the Parish Council progressively begins to take over some of the services currently provided by BMDC.

We hope that this first phase will be a success and that in Spring we will see the colourful results of their labours.

planter4.jpg - 6.15 kb  Pictured Left to Right Paul Bexon, Sue Downs and Councillor Peter Ketley who are members of the Green Spaces Working Group

           

     Photographs courtesy of Councillor Trevor Dufton  




PARISH CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

Wilsden Parish Council is looking for a highly motivated individual to become its next Clerk to the Council. The role will also include being the Council’s Responsible Financial Officer. The vacancy has arisen because the current postholder has been appointed to a fulltime position with another local council.

The role involves advising the parish council, administration, accounts, attendance at meetings and supervision of the Parish Council’s Assistant Clerk.

Experience of local government or parish council work will be an advantage, as will experience of monitoring budgets and preparing financial statements. Good computer skills are essential.

The job will be based at Wilsden Village Hall, Townfield, Wilsden, BD15 0HT and will require some evening and very occasional week end working.

This permanent role is for 14 hours per week and is paid on the NJC scale of 18-25, currently £17,891-£22,434 (pro rata), depending on qualifications and experience. A workplace pension is provided.

Candidates will be expected to hold Cilca or be prepared to study for the qualification and obtain it within two years.

Application packs and supporting information is available from the Chair of the Council, Peter Ketley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The closing date for applications is  Friday 4th November 2016. Interviews will be held week commencing  Monday 14th November 2016.

WILSDEN PARISH COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER AND WELCOMES APPLICATIONS FROM ALL SECTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY

PLEASE ADVISE IF YOU NEED ANY REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS FOR ANY PART OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS