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Why become a Councillor?

There are many good reasons you may choose to become a Councillor. These include:-

  • wanting to make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of the local community
  • being concerned about your local area and wanting to ensure that the community gets the right services
  • wanting to represent the views of local people and ensure that community interests are taken into account
  • wanting to contribute your business or professional skills
  • concerns about one particular issue
  • as an extension of what you are already doing through a charity, voluntary group or school governing body – becoming a councillor can be the next step.

Time Commitment

The Parish Council meets usually once a month. This is normally the second Monday of the month, unless that is a bank holiday or there are other reasons we need to change it. Outside of meetings, you may get involved in helping with a project or need to take a look at a site to aid you with your decision making at the Council meeting.

Are you interested in taking up the vacancy?

If so, please feel free to call the Clerk, Suzanne, or one of the Councillors for a chat if you would like. See our contact page.

Alternatively, you can email the clerk on clerk@newbaldparishcouncil.gov.uk.

The first opportunity to become a Councillor will be on the evening of Monday 11 October 2021 at the Parish Council meeting. You will need to register your interest in the vacancy by Friday 1 October 2021 to be considered.

If there is more than one applicant, then we will need to hold interviews. In that instance, the co-option date may need to be put back to allow time for them, but hopefully not.