Local Elections 2019

IF YOU CARE ABOUT  WHERE YOU LIVE AND ARE PASSIONATE

ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY, WE NEED YOU!

JOIN US AND MAKE A LOCAL CHANGE

WHAT DO PARISH COUNCILS DO?

Your parish council has an overall responsibility for the wellbeing of your local community. Their work falls into three main categories:

  • Delivery of services
  • Improve quality of life for residents
  • Give communities a democratic voice

BECOMING A LOCAL COUNCILLOR

As a local councillor you can become a voice for your community and make a real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve.

Local councillors have three main responsibilities:

  • Decision-making
  • Monitoring
  • Getting involved locally

GETTING ELECTED

To stand for election to a local council you must:

  • Be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be an elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary.

If  you’re interested and want to know more, take a look at the following documents or contact the Clerk on 01244 637277 or email at clerk@greatboughtonparishcouncil.org.uk

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2019 Election timetable1

Parish Councillor Job description

You can also find information on these websites:

https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-and-committees/how-to-become-a-councillor.aspx

https://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/elections