What do councillors do?
Councillors have to work as a team, and not make any decisions on their own. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.
How long does it take?
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.
Can I stand?
Qualifications to be a Councillor:
-A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union
- 18 years of age or older
In addition to one of the below criteria:
-Be registered as a local government elector for the area of Hinton
-During the whole 12 months preceding that day, you have occupied as owner or tenanted land or premises in the parish of Hinton
-Your principle place of work during the last 12 months is in the parish of Hinton
-You have resided during the whole 12 months in the Parish of Hinton or within 3 miles of it
Certain people are disqualified from standing, such as paid officers of the council, anyone declared bankrupt and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment.
How can I get involved?
Contact your friendly Parish Clerk for more information.
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