Information about standing for election as a Parish Councillor

Town and parish councils have particular responsibility for delivering a variety of local services which can include: open spaces, play areas, village halls, community care schemes, allotments, local youth projects, and various tourism and festival activities.

All councillors have three main areas of work; acting as a community leader campaigning on local issues, making decisions that affect local people and getting involved locally to solve local issues and problems.

Anyone who is over 18, and who is a British, European Union or Commonwealth citizen living in the area and fulfilling certain criteria can stand for election as a councillor and make a difference to local people.

Alistair Neill, returning officer for the parish and town council elections, said: “Standing for election as a town or parish councillor is an important way to get involved in your community, especially in providing local services that help local people. We’d like to encourage anyone with a real passion for their community to consider getting involved.”

Further details of the forthcoming parish/town council elections can be found here:

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