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Calverton Parish Council

Appointment of Council Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the permanent appointment of Parish Council Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer. The duties comprise of all the administrative, legal, and financial responsibilities of a Parish Councils “Proper Officer” as defined by Statutory law and regulations.

Calverton Parish Council are responsible for a cemetery, the upkeep of the Village Churchyard, a large Village Hall, various outdoor sporting facilities spread over two large recreational parks, two allotments sites, the Parish Office, two public car parks and other outdoor areas.

Applications would be welcome from applicants with recent experience in either Parish/Town Council work, or experience in administrative, legal and/or financial work for Local Authorities. Training will be supported and encouraged in relevant courses.

Hours of work between 25 to 30 hours per week, salary from £18 per hour, depending upon experience and/or qualifications and is negotiable.

Job description, person specification and application forms are available either by telephone to the Parish Council Office (0115 965 4560) or by email,

Closing date for applications 10th January 2022

Malcolm Plumb. Acting Council Clerk.

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Important Information:

January’s production of RENT by Copper Studios has been postponed. All tickets will remain valid and be automatically moved to the new dates, once the show has been rescheduled. 

Throughout December and January, the majority of shows will not have restrictions on capacity. Where possible, we will also offer socially distanced screening/s for each film. These will be highlighted on our website. Face coverings are mandatory in cinemas unless you are exempt.

Tickets can be booked online* or via the Box Office on 0115 901 3640. You can  also book tickets with 3 easy taps via the DICE app for selected titles. Advance tickets can be purchased in-person at the Arnold Leisure Centre reception desk or at The Bonington box office.

*Some seats show as unavailable when booking online to enable social distancing. If you need more or fewer seats together than are showing as available, please call the box office.

Calverton and Woodborough Allotment Association

Following the collection of allotment rents and membership subscriptions at the Village Hall the association membership is healthy, which is very good, but there are still quite a lot of people who have not yet renewed their membership.  If you would like to renew, you can do this through your site representative or at the trading shed on Sunday mornings.  There are many benefits from membership including access to the trading shed for stock and tool hire as well as insurance for you in the event of an accident on site.

This has been another difficult year for us and most plans for 2021 had to be cancelled.  However your committee were able to make sure that the basic business of the Association continued and I would like to thank them for their efforts.  It is to be hoped that as the Covid booster vaccinations roll out we will be able to plan activities with the confidence that they are likely to happen.  I look forward to letting you know about any trips and visits for 2022 and arrangements for the President’s Cup and our AGM in the near future.

Finally, can I once again encourage non-allotment holders to consider giving the idea of having an allotment some thought.  There is no doubt that this year many of us have felt the benefit of being able to take exercise in the fresh air, in a very safe environment with the bonus of fresh produce to put on the table.  If you would like to give working an allotment a go please contact the Parish Clerk by ringing 0115 8498195 (Woodborough) or 0115 9654560 (Calverton).

Mike Hope (Secretary)
0115 8458703

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