Upper Lighthorne Parish Council currently have a vacancy for a parish councillor. If you are enthusiastic about your community and would like to work as part of team to maintain and improve the village then please consider joining the Parish Council. We are at the beginning of a period of significant change and you could be a part of helping to make that change as positive for the village as possible.
The Parish Council meets bi monthly on a Thursday. The next meeting will be held at 7pm on Thursday 19th November 2020 and it is hoped that the council can co-opt a new member at that meeting.
“But I don’t have time to be a Councillor; I’m too busy.”
The Parish Council should be a team of eight people from across the community – young and old, retired and working, parents and grandparents. If you have lots of time - that will be useful, if you are busy at work all day the council could benefit from your work and business experience. If you are bringing up children you will know what young people in our community want to see. The Parish Council needs members with a range of experience and knowledge.
“You must be joking, I’m not political.”
The Parish Council is not a party political organisation – all councillors represent the whole community.
CRITERIA FOR STANDING AS A PARISH COUNCILLOR
Candidates must fit at least one of the following criteria –
- On Electoral Register (i.e. registered to vote) for the parish
- Have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish/community area over the last 12 months
- Lived within 3 miles of the parish over the last 12 months
- Their principal place of work is in the parish and has been for at least 12 months