Whippingham Parish Council
Whippingham Parish Council was formed in May 2008 which then enabled the Isle of Wight to be have elected Parishes for the whole of the Isle of Wight.
Whippingham Parish Council consists of 6 Councillors representing 2 wards. Whippingham North has 5 elected Councillors and Whippingham South has 1 elected Councillor. Elections are held every 4 years, the last in May 2021 and members serve for a four year term. All Councillors have to formally accept the position of a Councillor at or prior to their first meeting.
The role of the Councillor:- Councillors have 4 main areas of responsibility
To determine Council Policy and provide community leadership,
To monitor and review Council performance in delivering services,
To represent the Council externally and to act as advocates for their constituents,
Councillors are not involved in the day top day running of the Parish Council business and whilst they do not receive any payments they are not volunteers, but holders of Public Office and have to agree to abide by a Code of Conduct.
The Council employs one person for 30 hours per month from January 2022. She is a qualified Clerk as well as being the Responsible Finance Officer.
The Clerk is also the Proper Officer of the Council
Council Committee Structure
The Council does not have a Committee Structure. It meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
The Council at times has working parties to deal with projects and bring recommendations to the Council.
The Council does not meet in August or January