16 July 2017
As there was no request for an election to the notice posted on 15TH June 2017, it is intended that a co-option process is held for these vacancies. If you are interested in co-option to Wickwar Parish Council please send an expression of interest to:
Parish Clerk, Mrs P Trull
01454 299120 – firstname.lastname@example.org
(Applications to be received by 30th August 2017)
WHAT IS A LOCAL COUNCILLOR?
Wickwar Parish Council is made up of seven Councillors who meet on a monthly basis (except August) to make decisions on the work and direction of the Council. They are local people who have stood for election to the Council or Co-opted through ad hoc vacancies.
WHO CAN BE A COUNCILLOR?
Anyone who is 18 years or older, a British subject or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the EU or who lives or works in the area is eligible to stand. Persons who have received a prison sentence in the last five years and those subject to a bankruptcy order are disqualified from standing.
WHAT DO COUNCILLOR DO?
Attend Council meetings and working parties with other elected members. Councillors decide which activities to support, where the Precept (Parish Council Tax) should be spent, which services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented. Consult with residents about the decisions the Council want take on their behalf.
Councillors should ensure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping consistent checks on the finances and service delivery and have appropriate governance in place to ensure their accountability.