Become a Councillor

To qualify to be a parish councillor you must be

  • A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union.

  • At least 18 on the day that he or she is nominated as a candidate

  • A registered local government elector within the parish

  • A resident in the parish, or within three miles of the parish, or working full time in the parish for at least 12 months prior to the nomination or election day.

A person is disqualified from holding office as a parish or town councillor if

  • They hold a paid office, or other place of profit in the council.

  • They are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order.

  • They have been convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced to more than 3 months imprisonment within the last five years · They incur illegal expenditure (when acting as a councillor) of over £2,000, or are found guilty of using corrupt or illegal practices.

Find out more or apply

If you are interested in becoming a councillor and would like to find out more about what we do

  • come along to one of our meetings.

  • have a chat with the clerk

  • arrange to speak to one of the current councillors

If you would like to apply to be a parish councillor please email the clerk or call 01730 814384.