VACANCY FOR ONE PARISH COUNCILLOR
There are seven seats on the Council. The Parish Councillors play a necessary, non-political, role in managing village affairs within their statutory remit.
5 seats were filled during the May Elections.
1 seat was co-opted in October 23
1 seat remains unfilled: expression of interest has been received and a co-option at the upcoming November 23 meeting is being considered.
1 seat has become vacant as result of a recent resignation. The process for filing a vacancy arising from a resignation can be found by pressing this link LG Parish Cllr Vacancy Nov 2023v1 Please do consider this.
The public assets around the village including the village green, playing fields, play facilities and trees in public places, all of which have to be maintained. The significant number of planning applications coming in monthly from local residents have to be commented on, or objected to, as part of the statutory Borough planning process. Contracts for a range of local services tendered have to be let according to financial rules.
Residents’ concerns about local issues need to be dealt with as well as communication with local government at Borough and County Council level. A full slate of Councillors is needed to do this work and represent views on local matters. The work is unremunerated. There are no expenses but the work is interesting and important to maintaining our status as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
To find out about
how to become a Councillor – if the number of applicants does not exceed vacancies an election is not required . Please discuss with a Cllr or the Clerk to find out more
why you should become a Parish Councillor click here
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