MAKE A CHANGE, BECOME A LOCAL COUNCILLOR
Nomination packs are now available from the Locum Parish Clerk. Please contact the Locum Parish Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a nomination pack or to find out more.
What do parish councillors do?
Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community's needs.
How long does it take?
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.
Can I stand?
A person is qualified to be a Councillor if they on the relevant day (on or before the day of poll), are 18 or over a British, qualifying Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen. In addition, the person must meet at least one of the following criteria:
a) Be registered as a local government elector for the area/ward of the Parish/Town in which they are intending to stand in;
b) During the whole twelve months preceding that day, or those days, they have occupied as owner or tenant land or other premises in the area/ward they are intending to stand in;
c) Principal place of work during the last 12 months in the area/ward of the Parish/Town intending to stand in;
d) During the whole twelve months has resided in area/ward of the Parish/town or within 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) of it.
Certain people are disqualified from standing, if they; are employed by the local authority or hold a paid officers role (including the Clerks) of the council, anyone who is bankrupt, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 3 months or more during 5 years before polling day, found guilty of corrupt or illegal practice by election court or hold a politically restricted post.
How can I get involved?
Nomination packs are now available from the Locum Parish Clerk. Nomination forms need to be submitted to Stroud District Council Offices by making an appointment between 9am on Tuesday 23rd March and 4pm on Thursday 8th April 2021. Please contact the Locum Parish Clerk at email@example.com to request a nomination pack or to find out more.
Alternatively, to find out more visit www.nalc.gov.uk/elections
Posted: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 15:55 by Admin