Parish Council Elections May 2020

DO SOMETHING POSITIVE FOR POTTERSPURY!

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS THURSDAY 7 MAY 2020

As a councillor you will help make decisions that affect the whole community on subjects such as planning applications, the allocation of council funds, and village assets.

More details about Local Councils from the  Electoral Commission (scroll down for details on parish councils).

The Parish Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month (apart from August) at 7:30 pm in Potterspury Village Hall. There are 13 parish councillors in Potterspury.

Expressions of interest are welcomed from
  • residents who are over 18 years old
  • those who have lived or worked in Potterspury for 12 months
  • those whose name appears on the Electoral Register.
The role of a parish councillor includes

Participation in the collective decision-making processes of the Council.

The ability to work as part of a team with a positive outlook and a can-do attitude.

Councillors should be able to work electronically, preferably with access to a personal computer and email.

He/She has no authority to make decisions about council business on their own.

He/She is subject to obligations set out in the Council’s Code of Conduct.

At this election, the term of office is five years.

A Councillor is the holder of a public office and not a volunteer.

Councillors do not receive remuneration, but can claim pre-agreed expenses.

HOW TO STAND FOR ELECTION AS A PARISH COUNCILLOR

Nomination papers are available from the Electoral Commission website:
Parish and community council elections – scroll to Part 2a Resources for an Independent Candidate.

Nomination papers must be printed out and delivered to
South Northants District Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD before the deadline:

4:00 pm WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL 2020

If you have any queries, please talk to any of the current councillors or contact Parish Clerk Mrs Jane Spence.