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17 May 2019New Parish Councillor Vacancy

Parish Council Vacancy

The parish council has a vacancy for a resident to become a member of the Council. Because there is no election imminent then a co-option procedure will be followed.

Parish Councilors are volunteers who give up their time to try and make the Parish a better place to live and work. They have a range of powers and duties over local facilities and make decisions, which affect Parishioner’s everyday lives. Councilors are not paid and have to abide by a local government code of conduct.

The Parish Council also provides services for the local people. These will range from recreation grounds and play areas, to libraries and allotments. What is provided is down to your Council. There is a list of the activities that a Parish Council has the power to provide. Like any statutory body it can only do the things for which the law gives a power.

You will be required to attend a monthly Parish Council Meeting which takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of every month except August between 19.00/21.00. There may be other ad hoc meetings when necessary and you may also be asked to participate in several projects or become more involved in any areas you take a particular interest in. To appreciate what is involved in being a Parish Councilor a copy of the good councilors Guide will be sent out with the application paperwork.

Training is available and support will be found from colleagues and the Clerk to the Council.

If you are interested in this role please contact the Parish Clerk who will send you a form to check your legal eligibility to be councilor, an application form and a copy of the Good Councilors Guide (if you do not provide an email address we will be unable to send the good Councilors Guide). Applications close on Friday 31st May. Then successful applicants will be invited to a meeting to discuss their reasons for wanting to be a Councilor. The successful applicant will be the one who receives the majority of votes at this meeting should there be a tie it may be necessary to repeat the process until a majority is reached.

For more information or to apply please contact Louise Pringle at heddonpc@gmail.com  or Tel 01661 854583

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