Would you like to become a Parish Councillor?

The Parish Council is the first tier of Local Government representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs wherever possible, and improving quality of life and community well being.

The Parish Council currently has a Councillor vacancy for co-option.

Why should you become a Councillor?

  • To make a difference for the future
  • To represent your community’s views
  • To guide policies
  • To support community diversity
  • To help Hilton get better resources
  • To engender an inclusive community


You can read a guide on what Parish Councillors might be expected to do (although this is very broad and covers all Town and Parish Councils, so don’t be scared!) in The Good Councillors Guide.

There are a few criteria you must be able to comply with:

To qualify a person must be a British subject, over 18 years old and an elector; must reside within Hilton or within 4.8km of it, or occupy as owner or tenant any land or premises therein, or have their principal or only place of work there, and must not be disqualified from holding office as a Councillor.

If you would like to join us, please email the Clerk a brief CV and explanation about why you would like to be a Councillor by Saturday 23rd January and your application will be considered at the February meeting.—