Parish Council Vacancies

Councillor Vacancies

Policy for Filling of Casual Vacancies

There are currently no vacancies on the Parish Council.

 

The following information might be helpful for anyone wishing to become a Councillor when vacancies do occur. The role is a voluntary position and requires 1.5 hours each month for attendance at the Parish Council meetings.  The average time spent per month for each councillor outside of the monthly meeting is 2-3 hours, but this depends entirely on how much time you have and would like to devote to the role.  There are courses to attend and other areas to get involved in if you would like.

If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, you can contact the clerk who can give you further information by completing the form at the bottom of this page or emailing the Parish Clerk.

Keep an eye on your local notice-boards, village and parish council newsletters or this website for any notification of parish councillor vacancies.

Becoming a Parish Councillor

Qualifications
A person is qualified to become a parish or town councillor if:

  1. He or she is a British subject, or a citizen of the Irish Republic or other Euro national and on the day he/she is nominated as a candidate for election, is over 18 and an elector. AND
  2. During the whole of the 12 months preceding his or her nomination day, or the day of the election, resided or had his/her principal place of work in the parish or town, or within 3 miles of it.

Disqualifications
A person may not become a parish or town councillor if:

  1. They hold a paid office or other place of profit in the gift of the Council.
  2. They have been declared bankrupt in the past five years and have not repaid their debts.
  3. They have been convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced to not less than 3 months imprisonment (including any suspended sentence) within the past 5 years.

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