We currently have 3 vacancies for councillors to sit on the Parish Council.

Being A Parish Councillor
To understand what is involved in being a Parish Councillor you first need to know what a Parish Council is and what it can and can`t do. We recommend that you attend a Council meeting to better understand what happens. 

What is a Parish Council?
A Parish Council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the parish and is the level of government closest to the community. Parish Councils are the first place that people go to with concerns or ideas and for this reason they are a vital part of any community.

Why become a Parish Councillor?
By becoming a Parish Councillor you become somebody your community will look to for help, guidance and support, a community leader with the power to influence decisions for the benefit of the people you serve. Seeing your community change for the better, as a result of decisions you have helped to make, is something that can give you a sense of achievement and pride.

How much time will it take up?
The Parish Council meets 10 times a year and is typically the 3rd Monday in each month (excluding August and December). Meetings might last 2-3 hours depending on the length of the agenda of items to be discussed. All meetings are open to all residents within the Parish Council boundary. In addition to regular meetings, councillors should be prepared to attend occasional ad hoc meetings, for example, organising a community event .

How long does a Parish Councillor serve for?
Once elected Parish Councillors sit on the council for a maximum of 4 years at the end of which they can stand for re-election if they wish. If, during the 4 years, you find you can no longer meet the commitment, or you move away, you can stand down.

Interested?
Why not talk to your local councillors and find out what they think about the job. If you decide you want to become a parish councillor you may need to wait until the next election if there are no vacancies. If there are current vacancies then you can ask for your name to be considered for co-option. Please come along to a parish council meeting and speak with councillors about co-option if it is available.