Do you know someone who would be a good Parish Councillor or would it be something you would like to do?
A councillor is a voice of its community and can affect real change by representing the local community, delivering services and improving the quality of life of its residents.
The Parish Council can and does make a difference because it is made up of representatives from you the electorate.
No special qualifications are required to be a councillor.
You only have to:
- have an interest in Blawith and Subberthwaite Parish
- be prepared to be involved in the Council’s work
- be able to attend the monthly meetings.
To be a Parish Councillor a candidate must
- be 18 years or over
- a British subject or a citizen of a member state of the European Union
- an elector of the parish or
- a person who over the whole of the last twelve months has been an owner or tenant of land or premises in the parish or has lived in the parish or within three miles or has had his/her principle place of work in the parish.
You cannot be a Parish Councillor if you
- are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order
- have, within 5 years before the day of the election, been convicted in the UK of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over 3 months without the option of fine
- work for the council you want to become a councillor for.
Contact the Parish Clerk for more information
Telephone: 01229 889329
The closing date is Wednesday 3 November 2021.