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.

Would you like to join the Parish Council and help make decisions about how the Parish is run?

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; or 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.

Criteria Essential Desirable
Able to attend regular evening meetings Y  
Interest in local issues and things which affect people Y  
Keen to improve the local environment and quality of life   Y
A willingness to represent the views of the whole community Y  
An interest in learning and developing your role in the community   Y

If you would like to join us, please complete this HPC Councillor Co-option Application Form and email it to the Clerk by Friday 30th June and your application will be considered at the July meeting.—