The Parish Council currently has four vacancies. Any Parishioner who would like to serve as a Parish Councillor, may submit an application, in writing, to the Parish Clerk.
To stand as a councillor you must satisfy these requirements:
- You need to be over 18 years of age.
- A British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union.
- A local government elector of the parish; or a person who during the whole of the twelve months before nomination as a candidate occupied land or other premises as owner or tenant in the parish; or has, during the same period, resided in that area or within three miles thereof; or has during the same period, had a principal or only place of work in that area.
You cannot stand for election if you:
- Are bankrupt and an Order or Interim Order has been imposed.
- Have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.
- Work for the Council where you are intending to stand for election (but you can work for other local authorities, including the principal authorities that represent the same area).
- Have been convicted or reported guilty of a corrupt or illegal practice by an election court, or have been disqualified from standing for election to a local authority.