Parish Councillor Casual Vacancy
PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY
Banwell Parish Council needs YOU
Interested? Read on!
Banwell Parish Council have three vacancies on the Parish Council which can now be filled by co-option.
What is a Parish Council?
A Parish Council is a statutory body are the first tier of local government in England. They are independently elected and raise a precept (a form of council tax) from the local community.
A parish council has an overall responsibility for the well-being of its local community and its works falls into three categories;
- Representing the community
- Delivering services to meet local needs
- Striving to improve quality of life in the Parish.
Using a range of discretionary powers, a parish council can provide and maintain a variety of important and visible local services including; bus shelters, cemetery, community safety and crime reduction measures, dog bins, events and festivals, footpaths, leisure facilities, litter bins, open spaces, street cleaning, traffic calming and youth projects among others.
Who is eligible?
All members must be 18 years or more, an elector, or have lived or worked (as a principal place of work) in the locality or within 3 months of the parish (without reason for disqualification).
What is expected of me?
You will be required to attend one meeting of the full council per month, set aside time to read and respond to parish council information and champion the views of your residents. If you live or work in the locality and are interested in community matters and want to help make a difference then the Parish Council would like to hear from you.
This is an exciting time to join Banwell Parish Council with a number of new projects on the horizon. Support and induction training will be provided.
The National Association of Local Councillors (NALC) produce various guides which give you more infromation:
If you would like to find out more, please contact the Parish Clerk Liz Shayler by phone 01934 820442 or by email email@example.com.