How to Become a Parish Councillor
Parish Councillors may be either elected or co-opted. Elections are held every four years, or to fill an advertised vacancy if ten or more members of the electorate so request. Otherwise new councillors are co-opted, having expressed an interest and having satisfied the eligibility conditions in the questionnaire set out below.
On receipt of completed questionnaires to the Parish Clerk, a candidate may be chosen and a formal resolution to co-opt may be tabled at the next full Council meeting. When formally co-opted, the new member will sign the Declaration of Acceptance and the Declaration of Interests, agreeing to abide by the Code of Conduct which applies to everyone serving on parish councils.
Parish Councillors' InterestsTo view Parish Councillors' currently declared interests please click here
Many thanks to Anna Durrant Photography
for taking the Parish Council's and Jane Scott's photograph.