Due to our expanding population, the number of seats on the parish council will be increasing from 10 to 11 at the next election in May. At election time, the term of office for all current councillors terminates, and a new council is elected. Existing members may choose to stand for re-election or may choose to stand down. Other residents may also choose to stand for election. All members are volunteers and receive no renumeration or financial allowances for their work.
If you are passionate about helping our community, and have plenty of spare time to volunteer, please do consider standing for election.
You are welcome to talk to the clerk or any serving councillor to get more information and members of the public are welcome to attend all our council and committee meetings where you would gain an understanding of all the current affairs being managed. You may also like to read the documents below, which provide a little more information about what is involved and who is qualified to stand:
You can also find out lots of information, whether you are eligible to stand and download forms at https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/
As a councillor, you also become trustee of two local charities, so you may also like to read: