Councillor Vacancies

  • Vacancy Notice following the resignation of Ben Loryman - vacancy is now open for co-option 
  • Vacancy Notice following the resignation of Dave Kenny - vacancy is now open for co-option

Calling for community heroes to become parish councillors. We want people of all backgrounds and experience to represent the community and help #MakeAChange

What does a local council do?

Your local council has overall responsibility for the wellbeing of your local community. Their work falls into three main categories:

  • Delivery of services
  • Improve quality of life for residents
  • Give communities a democratic voice

Becoming a local councillor

As a local councillor you can become a voice for your community and make real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve. Local councillors have three main responsibilities:

  • Decision-making
  • Monitoring
  • Getting involved locally

Being eligible for co-option 

To stand for co-option to a local council you must be:

  • A UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union
  • At least 18 years old
  • An elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary.

How to apply

If you would like to apply please submit your application, using the form below.

Application Form