Ryton on Dunsmore is in Rugby Borough.

Applications are invited for the post of part-time Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Ryton on Dunsmore Parish Council

Ryton on Dunsmore is a small parish council.  Councillors meet on the first Wednesday of every month (except August), with occasional, additional, meetings. The clerk will be expected to attend all meetings. The successful applicant will deal with the administration and finances of the council. 

Larger Councils’ Committee and good practice visit

  • The Durham town councils of Great Aycliffe and Shildon hosted our Larger Councils’ Committeeearlier this week for their annual good practice visit to gain an insight into some of the issues faced by larger councils and to see a range of their services and facilities.
  • The Committee visited Great Aycliffe Town council’s sports and leisure facilities as well as their pre-school learning centre Monday afternoon prior to being joined the council’s respective mayors Cllr Quinn and Cllr Hilary, Cllr Bell from the Durham county association and Margaret Middleton from the Darlington county association for the evening programme; a series of short presentations took place throughout the evening including a formal welcome from both mayors, updates on devolution and partnership working and a short speech by committee chairman Cllr Kevin Wilson.
  • Following a tour of both council’s projects and facilities on Tuesday morning – including their parks which neatly coincided with #loveparksweek – the committee received a presentation from Cllr Robert Fleming, leader of Great Aycliffe Town Council on devolution and partnership working with Durham Council; during its formal meeting the committee noted progress on the work programme and priorities and agreed to supplement existing activity to gather examples of larger councils engaging communities in budget setting, received an update on the governance review and identified key issues to be considered over the coming year including the purpose of the Committee and its terms of reference as well as the definition of a larger council and the Direct Access Scheme, holding next year’s good practice visit in Chippenham and opening the study visit up as a pilot to a limited number of other larger councils, and collaboration between councils including with the Co-operative Councils’ Network.