Parish Councillor Vacancy

Please also take a look at The Good Councillor Guide for further information on becoming a Parish Councillor

 

MAKE A CHANGE BECOME A COUNCILLOR WHAT DO LOCAL COUNCILS 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.

GETTING CO-OPTED

To join Meopham Parish 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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