STAND FOR ELECTION AS A PARISH COUNCILLOR
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS THURSDAY 6 MAY 2021
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 (or online under Covid restrictions). 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.
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.