In May 2015 a new Parish Council will be elected. Some of our councillors are not standing again and new blood is needed, with new ideas and energy.
Do I need to belong to a political party? NO Only a few of the parish councillors in Ruddington have an association with a political party. Most are just interested in what is best for the village.
The full Parish Council normally meets seven times a year, usually on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. In addition, each councillor sits on one committee -Amenities or Environment & Policy.
Can I make a difference? YES Especially in areas where Parish Council Tax is spent, for example play equipment, parks, the Green, allotments, etc.
Planning applications are often a contentious subject – the Parish Council can only make observations to Rushcliffe Borough Council, but this can prove helpful to them in the decision they reach.
If you would like to know more, why not come along to any meeting – they are all open to the public. If you want to, you will be able to speak about any item on the agenda. Every agenda has a ‘slot’ for comments by members of the public on the items being discussed at that meeting.
Or why not call in to St. Peter’s Rooms on the 2nd Saturday of the month (10am to 12 noon) when you can speak with a councillor to discover more about the role of a parish councillor.