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Working Parties 2022/2023

Communications

Hazlemere Parish Council recognises its overarching role at the heart of the community and values its unique position to be able to provide community leadership. An effective and professional communications strategy is imperative for setting a standard for engagement both within the Council and with its community. The Council recognises that the services it provides must reflect the needs of residents and the locality. As a Council, it wants to ensure that communication is two-way – telling people about the Council, and listening to what people say about the services they would like to see. It will set the framework by which Councillors communicate with each other as well as with the community. The Council is committed to providing open and transparent information about its business.

Hazlemere Parish Council is committed to making the best use of all available technology and innovation to improve the way we communicate in Hazlemere. This includes using all reasonable and cost-effective means to improve the way we communicate, reach out and interact with the different communities we serve.

The remit of the Communications Working Party is to review all current methods of communication, both internal and external, and to recommend to Council improvements to the content, structure and frequency of those communication methods. Also the Committee should identify additional methods of communication not currently used, and recommend how best to use them to improve the effectiveness of Council communications.
Hazlemere Parish Council communicate with the Community via the website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Noticeboards and an annual report in Hazlemere Fete Brochure. We are contactable by visiting the office at Cedar Barn, emailing clerk@hazlemereparishcouncil.org.uk or by phone 01494 715548.

In 2022 the Council approved the redesign and improvement of an accessibility friendly website which was launched in May 2022.

Members

Cllr P Flemin
Cllr F Doonican
The Clerk
Administrative Assistant

Climate Emergency

Members

Fiona Doonican
Ed Gemmell
Catherine Oliver
David Thompson

Hazlemere Memorial Hall

Hazlemere Hall which is a cherished venue on Hazlemere Rec is run by a charitable trust, with the objectives of providing a facility for the community of Hazlemere and using any excess funds for the benefit of the community or its members.

Booking sheets are available for online viewing, please have a look at these to see if the Ken Williams Room or the deHavilland Room is available at the time you require

The hall is leased by Hazlemere Parish Council to the Hazlemere Memorial Hall Charitable Incorporated Organisation (“HMHCIO”) who as well as “providing and maintaining a community centre for the use of the inhabitants of Hazlemere and the surrounding areas” exist to “provide grants and funding to organisations which will apply the funds for exclusively charitable purposes to benefit the community and improve the conditions of life for its inhabitants”

Members

Jane Baker
Catherine Oliver
David Thompson
Leigh Casey
The Clerk (by invitation)

Hazlemere Wellbeing

Members

Jane Baker
Ed Gemmell
David Thompson
Fiona Doonican

Café at Hazlemere Recreation Ground Working Party

Members

Patrick Ruffles (Chairman)
Leigh Casey
Alan Cecil
Fiona Doonican
John Horton
David Thompson

Footpaths Strategy Working Party

Working Party objectives defining footpaths to mean all walking routes within Hazlemere (not just official footpaths):

  1. Accessibility for all, for key areas
  2. Enabling someone to walk cycle from one end of the village to the other, without having to use a major road
  3. Encouraging walking to school and key amenities (shops, library etc)
  4. Protecting and enhancing our walking routes
  5. Providing an alternative to car use
  6. Improving crossings of major roads
  7. Contributing to traffic calming/management

Members

D Thompson (Chair)
J Baker
P Fleming
J Horton
The Clerk