Town Councillors give their time unpaid for the benefit of the community as a whole and have voluntarily been elected to office or have been co-opted.
Councillors are elected for a 4 year term. All Councillors stand for re-election every four years. There was an uncontested election in May 2019. Forthcoming elections will be held in May 2023 and 2027.
If a Councillor stands down during the four year term a vacancy will be created. This will be duly notified and electors have the opportunity to call for an open election to find a new member for the Council. If no election is called the current Councillors are free to co-opt a new member to the Council for the remainder of the term. Vacancies for co-option are advertised as they arise.
Becoming a Councillor is a chance to be involved in important decision making about the community in which you live or work. You need to be over 18 years of age and either work or own property in the parish or live within a 3 mile radius of the Parish Boundary. Please contact the Town Clerk if you have any questions or would like to know more.
Those interested in any future vacancies can fill out an application form and send it by post, email or by hand along with a covering letter giving some details of background, reasons for wishing to become a Councillor and the skills the applicant feels they would bring to the Council.
If you would like to know more about the work involved before submitting your details take a look at the information below on becoming a Town or Parish Councillor or contact the Town Clerk direct.