Democracy - Improving all our people's lives
Local democracy is about local people working together to improve things in their communities. The aim is to encourage more people and organisations to get involved and address issues that affect their lives.
So how do you get involved:~
People get involved in local democracy in many ways. You don't have to stand for Parliament to be part of it!
We welcome members of the public to our meetings, and they are a good way of making a difference in your local community.
You can keep in touch with the issues in your area through regular bulletins, or by contacting your councillor.
Last but not least it is crucial that you make sure you are registered to vote.
Type in any of these, you will come to this site: www.rogate-rake.org www.rogatevillage.co.uk www.rogatevillage.com
Andrew Tyrie. Conservative Member of Parliament.
Contact details: Email address: House of Commons: firstname.lastname@example.org.
House of Commons Phone number: 020 7219 6371
Click on the link
and go straight to the
Houses of Parliament.
And lets not forget Brussels and the good old EEC! http://www.europarl.org.uk/index.htm
West Sussex County Councillor Nola Hendon.
County Hall. West Street. Chichester. West Sussex. PO19 1RQ.
Political Party: Conservative. Electoral Division: Midhurst.
Committee membership: Adults' Services Select Committee (Vice-Chairman) Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee. North Chichester County Local Committee.
Nola Hendon. Dale Place, Sandy Lane, Rake, Hampshire. Telephone: 01243 777100.
Biography: Nola Hendon has worked in the world of Professional sport, primarily Women's tennis for 25 years. With her family she has helped in the organisation of over 40 Tournaments in the UK and for 18 years was the Women's Tennis Association's European Tour Operations Manager in Europe. She has been an Assistant Prize Money Officer at the Wimbledon Championships for 17 years. Politically she is Constituency Chairman for Chichester, and the Party's Area Chairman for both East and West Sussex. She has also been a Member of the Westminster Parliamentary Candidates List. Nola is an Adviser to the Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning.
WHO & WHAT is ROGATE PARISH COUNCIL
& perhaps just as important, what does it do?
The Parish Council is in effect the grass roots democratically elected body. It represents the two villages of Rogate and Rake.
It would be fair to say that its most visible function is to make recommendations on all local planning applications to Chichester District Council, but it also a fair bit more than just that. It is the collective mouthpiece if you like, for the community as a whole, looking into issues such as highways & traffic, footpaths, planning enforcement along with providing services & items such as bus shelters, some playground facilities, both the look and feel of the open spaces and countryside around your parish.
Remember some of the Council Tax that nearly every household pays in this country, goes towards funding the things that your Parish Council is doing on your behalf. If you are interested in making a difference to your community, remember you are welcome to come to any of the meetings, ask questions, read the notices, check this website and really start keeping in touch with your council and your community.
FOR A LIST OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS ~ CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK
Chichester District Councillor John Kingston.
John Kingston. 40 Heathfield Green. Midhurst. West Sussex. GU29 9QA.
Tel: 01730 812510. email: email@example.com Political Party: Conservative.
Ward comprising of: Milland, Rake, Rogate & Lynch.
Biography: John Kingston was born in Southsea and has lived in Midhurst since 2008. Widowed, with two daughters and two sons. Educated at the royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.
Following an international career in marketing, he ran a number of his own small businesses, an important part of a thriving community. He also spent time overseas on a range of voluntary projects. He was a Town Councillor in Saffron Walden and was subsequently elected to Taunton Deane Borough Council, were he played an active role in the Conservative group, in particular he was involved in the Management & Leisure & Recreation Committee. He was also President of the Taunton Chamber of Trade.
He believes it is vital, as changes occurs in the community that all out local aspirations are recognised & realised for all ages & social groups. John’s aim is to influence and activate those aspects which will enhance the well-being of our community north of the Downs in a hands on role.