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This site aims to provide you with information about the work of the Parish Council and Beer generally. It will direct you to links to other websites for further information.
BEER ASSET TRANSFER
Beer Parish Council has been negotiating with EDDC throughout the last 5 years for the transfer of key community assets.
With regret the Parish Council has decided to postpone the planned Parish Meeting scheduled to provide a forum for an open discussion about the asset transfer proposals (previously scheduled for Wednesday 27 October). The council is keen that the revised draft Heads of Terms for the asset transfer are made available to the public in advance of the Parish Meeting. Unfortunately, the Heads of Terms are still under negotiation with EDDC officers and the council has decided that the Parish Meeting should be postponed until the document is approved by EDDC officers.
Arrangements for all Parish Council meetings may be subject to change in accordance with the Covid status in the local area. The council will always abide by Mariners' Hall protocol and government guidance regarding the pandemic.
WHY HOLD AN ADDITIONAL PARISH MEETING?
The Parish Council has decided to organise an additional Parish Meeting this year to enable further debate and discussion regarding the asset transfer proposals. Although the meeting will be chaired by the Chairman of the Council, it is not an ordinary Parish Council meeting and all of the local government electors for the parish are invited to attend and have their say. At the Parish Meeting the Parish Council will provide an overview of asset transfer negotiations to date and also present the revised draft Heads of Terms document. EDDC officers and the EDDC Portfolio Holder for Assets will also be in attendance to provide further explanation as necessary and to answer questions. The local group, the “Friends of Beer” has also been invited to make a presentation at the meeting. After the presentations, the Parish Meeting will include an open forum to enable ALL members of the electorate to ask questions and express their views regarding the asset transfer. Although the Parish Council carried out a public consultation exercise in January 2021, the Parish Meeting will provide a further indicator of the level of public support for the asset transfer proposals.
The public notice and the agenda for the Parish Meeting will be published on the Parish Council’s noticeboard, Face Book page and website 7 clear days in advance of the meeting.
In December 2020, the Parish Council commenced a period of public consultation to provide local people with an opportunity to share their views and suggestions regarding the asset transfer proposals. Details of the consultation process and results are presented below.
In March 2021, an anonymous leaflet was circulated to every household in the village regarding the asset transfer. The group responsible identified themselves as 'Friends of Beer'. Initially, the Parish Council decided not to engage with or acknowledge the leaflet due to the fact it was sent anonymously. However, further correspondence has been received and the Parish Council feels compelled to publicly highlight the inaccuracies and omissions in the leaflet.
Please click on this link for the Parish Council's response to the Friends of Beer leaflet.
Please click on this link to access the full Consultation Document which provides background to the proposals and financial information.
The draft consultation report was presented to the Parish Council meeting on 2 February and is available via this link Consultation Report
The Executive Summary of the Consultation Report was presented to the Parish Council meeting on 2 March including recommendations for approval and is available via this link Executive Summary
FURTHER INFORMATION & FINANCIALS
The DRAFT Heads of Terms for the asset transfer is available via this link DRAFT Heads of Terms
An Asset Transfer Report was presented to the Parish Council meeting on 2 March and is available via this link Asset Transfer Report
Beer Parish Council is working to support village residents, visitors and businesses, to enjoy the village and operate in a Covid safe manner. For regular community updates and information from Beer Action Group please click on this link to the
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