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Welcome to Pitcombe Parish Council’s Website. We are a very small Parish but we get involved in as many aspects of the community as we can. All information about our activities can be found by clicking on one of the links above, or to the right of this page. If you still need more information, you can contact our Clerk via the Contact Us page.

We really value the involvement of all our parishioners and all of our meetings are open to the public. Dates of future meetings, agendas and minutes can all be accessed on the Council Meetings page.

VACANCY – CLERK & RFO

The Council seeks to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO). The appointment is for an average of 5 hours per week and the salary will be as per the national recommended salary scale commensurate with experience for part time Clerks SCP LC1 7 – 12.

The Parish Clerk is responsible for organising all meetings of the Council, publishing agendas and minutes, dealing with correspondence, maintaining the Parish Council website, liaising with other organisations and overseeing certain projects. In addition, as RFO, the Clerk will be responsible for all aspects of financial administration of the Council.

The Clerk works from home and must be computer literate. A laptop, scanner and other equipment are provided. The successful applicant ideally should be CiLCA qualified or be prepared to undertake training to obtain the qualification. Attendance at the evening meetings of the Council is a requirement of the position. Normal meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month.

For further details, a copy of the job description, person specification and application form please contact the Council at clerk@pitcombepc.org.uk or download below. For an informal chat about the role please contact the locum clerk, on the above email or by calling 07841 116986.

The closing date for applications is Friday 20th August 2021 and interviews are planned for Tuesday 7th September 2021. To apply please send your current CV and covering letter outlining why you would be a suitable candidate for the position to the above email address.

Advert – Pitcombe Parish Council July 2021

Person Specification

Job Description

VACANCY – COUNCILLOR

There is currently a vacancy for one parish councillor – for an initial discussion about the role please feel free to contact the clerk on the details below. 

Vacancy notice June 2021

Accessibility statement for www.pitcombepc.org.uk

This website is run by Pitcombe Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand and AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website really is:

We think that 99% of this website is fully accessible using the definitions above, however, if your particular needs are not covered then just ask, and we’ll do what we can. 

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We will consider your request and get back to you within 5 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements please contact the Parish Clerk on the details provided above.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Honiton Town Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.  This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

  • We are not aware of any major compliance issues but there may be minor contrast issues depending on your browser.  This has been mitigated by providing accessibility tools (click the accessibility logo top left of every page) that allow you to change the view to suit your individual needs.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some older images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access that information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We will add text alternatives for all images by September 2021. When we publish new content, we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Some older documents are not helpfully named: Since 2019 all documents have been named to reflect their content, but we have no plan to retrospectively change anything before 2019.

Disproportionate burden

We have assessed the cost of fixing the above issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.  We will make another assessment annually and in the light of technology developments we will continue to change what we can. We welcome any comment on how we might better present ourselves.

PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they are accessible to a screen reader.  This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix any of the minutes and agendas. However, any older documents can be requested in printed form as required.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 29th July 2021. The test was carried out by Jimmy Flynn of Jimmy Flynn Web Services. This statement was prepared on 29th Jul

You can contact us by email: clerk@pitcombepc.org.uk

By telephone: 07841 116986