Why become a Parish Councillor?
By becoming a parish councillor your community will identify you to help, guide and support in community matters and as a community leader you will have the power to influence decisions for the benefit of the people within the parish area that you serve.
How much of my time will it take up?
Scriven Parish Council usually meet every third Thursday on alternate months, which members of the public can also attend. Meetings last approximately one and half hours, depending on what items are to discuss.
How long does a Parish Councillor serve for?
Once elected, parish councillors serve on the council for four years and can choose to stand for re-election at the end of their term of office. At any point, if you find it is not for you, or can no longer meet the commitment, you can stand down.
Am I eligible to be a Parish Councillor?
You do not need any formal qualifications to become a councillor. To stand for election on a parish council you must:
Be a British citizen, or a citizen of a member country of the European Union or a qualified Commonwealth citizen.
Be18 years or over
Be a registered elector of the parish, or in the past 12 months have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish, or work in the parish (as your principal or only place of work), or live within three miles (4.8 kilometres) of the parish boundary.
For more information, please contact the clerk. All nominations need to be submitted by 6th April 2018