Co-option to take place in OCTOBER 2021
Join our local team and become a Parish Councillor
Following the Local Election in May (2021), there is now a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. The Parish Council would like to fill the vacancy at its October (2021) meeting.
No special qualification is required to be a councillor, indeed it is important that all sorts of people serve as councillors to give good representation of the community. Training for new councillors is also available to help assist with understanding the responsibilities of the role.
If you would like to put yourself forward as a Swallowcliffe Parish Councillor please download the appaction form and email / post it to the Clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DEADLINE: Monday 11th October (Midday)
If more people indicate their interest in becoming a Parish Councillor than the number of vacancies available, candidates will be asked to give a short verbal or written statement about why they are interested in the role, and the Parish Council will make their decision by a majority vote.
What do Parish Councillors do?
Swallowcliffe Parish Council is made up of 5 voluntary councillors, who meet once every three months to discuss and act on issues of importance to the local community.
At the meetings Parish Councillors discuss and act on issues of importance to the local community. The Parish Council sets and monitors how a proportion of local taxes are spent in the Parish, make comment on planning applications in the Parish and consider projects to help maintain, improve or enhance the local area.
Local Government is changing and Parish Councils are seeing an increase in the responsibilities and opportunities to influence decisions made that affect our local community.
Please see the following resources for more information:
All About Town and Parish Councils prepared by The National Association of Local Authorities (NALC)
It takes all sorts prepared by NALC in 2011 as part of a drive to encourage individuals from under represented groups to become local councillors.