Make a change

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

The Council currently has two vacancies open for co-option to become a councillor. 

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, by midday Friday 26th February to allow it to be considered at the March 3rd Full Council meeting.

Application Form 


Published: Tuesday, 16th February 2021