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How To Become a Parish Councillor

On this page we attempt to answer your questions about being a parish councillor. If you're interested in being our district councillor many of the comments  also apply.

I'm interested - what do I do now?

The full council is elected every four years,  however councillors sometime resign in mid-term so there are occasional "casual" vacancies that are usually filled by co-opting someone. The way this works is that the parish council finds one or more people who might be suitable and then votes to select one. It's rare that there's more than one candidate.

So if you're interested in being co-opted the next time there's a vacancy make yourself known to the clerk, chairman or any of member of council.

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