Become a Community Councillor
Community Councillors are elected representatives who volunteer their time freely to work on behalf of local residents. By becoming a Community Councillor, you can become a voice for your community, somebody who residents will look to for help, guidance and support. You will be involved in local decision making and strategic planning for the benefit of the people you serve. Seeing your community change for the better, as a result of decisions you have helped make, is something that can give you a sense of pride.
Skill requirements of Community Councillors
The Community Council benefits from diversity and we welcome interest from people of different ages, backgrounds, experiences and abilities. Good communication skills, being a good listener, problem solving, analytical thinking and being a team player are all advantageous attributes.
A Community Councillor must be on the electoral register and qualifies by any of the following:
- At least 18 years of age
- residing in the community during the whole 12 months before either the day of nomination or the day of the election;
- residing within 3 miles of the Community Ward;
- occupying as owner or tenant any land or premises there;
- having a principal or only place of work there.
Apply for a Vacancy
Any vacancy not filled by election, may be filled by co-option. To apply, please email the Clerk, confirming your eligibility and declaring that you are unaware of anything that may disqualify you from taking up public office as a Community Councillor.