PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY
If you care about our local area, want to help shape its future and are willing to give some of your free time to work for the community we’d like to hear from you.
COULD I BE A PARISH COUNCILLOR?
Being a Parish Councillor is a great opportunity to work for the community and help decide how to meet the concerns of residents and what is best for Waldridge Parish. It helps if you’re a “people person” who enjoys talking to other residents but, more importantly, you need to have the concerns and best interests of the parish as a whole at heart. Councillors are community leaders and should represent the aspirations of the public that they serve.
Parish councils are the most local part of our democratic system and are closest to the public. Councillors are there to consider the information gathered and make a group decision on all matters, keeping in mind the best interest of the community as a whole. No individual Councillor is responsible for any single decision.
WHO CAN BECOME A COUNCILLOR?
Anyone can stand as a candidate provided they meet the qualification requirements. You should be:
* aged over 18;
* a British, Commonwealth Citizen or Citizen of an EU country;
* a registered elector, and have:
* been Resident for 12 months prior to the day of election/co-option – either in the parish or within 3 miles of the boundary, or;
* occupied land or premises for 12 months as owner or tenant – either in the parish or within 3 miles of the boundary, or;
* had a principal place of work – either in the parish or within 3 miles of the boundary.