HOW TO BECOME A PARISH COUNCILLOR:
What is a Parish Council?
We work to promote community values, help look after the neighbourhood environment and build partnerships with other agencies to solve problems and improve the community for all.
What would your role be as a Parish Councillor?
Your role will vary depending on your aspirations & availability; the role consists of:
- Attending Full Council meetings once a month, (these are held at 7pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every month)
- Join a variety of committees such as: Finance, HR, Allotments & Community Projects.
- Challenging policies that affect our residents
- Balancing needs with financial limits
- Helping to contribute and vote on decisions that improve the parish and support residents.
Do you qualify?
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be a British citizen, eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any member state of
the European Union
- Meet at least one of the following criteria:
a) You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the
parish in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards.
b) You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish area
during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day
c) Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your
nomination and the day of election has been in the parish area.
d) You have lived in the parish area or within three miles of it during the whole of the
12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.