Councillor Vacancy - June 2017

BARTON MILLS PARISH COUNCIL

COUNCILLOR VACANCY

You may be attracted to a certain subject, i.e: rights of way, planning, play area, or even finance.

 

Our Parish Councillors:

ü  Are available for PC meetings, held monthly (with the exception of August) after 7pm in the evenings. Usually the 1ST OR 2ND  Tuesday.

ü  Attend the odd training sessions

ü  Attend occasional consultation events and informative local authority meetings.

ü  Undertake any actions delegated to them from meetings.

ü  Receive and respond to PC emails in between meetings.

ü  May help with the Village activities or Village Litter pick etc.

 

 

TO BE A COUNCILLOR YOU NEED TO:

ü  Care about getting the best for your community.

ü  Have a willingness to represent your electorate.

ü  Want to make a difference.

ü  Undertake training courses.

ü  Adhere to the Code of Conduct.

ü  Register your interests.

ü  Have the time.

ü  Be committed and enthusiastic.

 

CAN YOU BE CO-OPTED OR ELECTED AS A COUNCILLOR?

You must be:

ü  a British Citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union;

ü  Be 18 years of age or over

ü  during that 12-month period resided in the council area; or

ü  Have during the whole of the 12 months preceding that day occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the council area; or

ü  have during that same period had your principal or only place of work in the council area; or

ü  You can also satisfy the criteria to be elected if you have lived in the council area or within 3 miles of it for the whole of the 12 months preceding the “relevant day”. ,

 

 

You cannot stand as a Parish Councillor if you:

×         are subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order

×         have, within five years before the day of the election/co-option, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine

×         Work for the council you want to become a councillor for (but you can work for other local authorities, including the principal authorities that represent the same area).

 

WHERE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION:

If you may be interested in the vacancy for a Parish Councillor, but would still like more info, please contact the Clerk by email at clerk@bartonmills.net or telephone 07712 232920.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your application in writing/email to The Clerk, 3 Scott Avenue, Mildenhall, Suffolk IP28 7LT or email to clerk@bartonmills.net, stating why you think you are suited to the position and how you meet the eligibility criteria and what areas you may be able to take a delegated responsibility in. 

 

By Vicky Bright on June 26th, 2017