A PARISH COUNCILLOR CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
In September 2012 a new Parish Councillor will be elected and the Parish Council needs you!
Do I need to belong to a political party? NO
Many Parish Councillors will have an association with a political party or a belief, but at Parish Council level most of us believe in what is best for the village.
The full Parish Council normally meets six times a year, usually on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. In addition, each Member sits on one Standing Committee i.e. Amenities or Environment & Community. Some Members also sit on the Finance & Policy Committee.
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 – here 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 give the Parish Council Office a ring or call in to St. Peter’s Rooms to see the Clerk to the Council. Or you could ask to speak to a Parish Councillor to discover more about the role of a Parish Councillor. Also click here to see the formal requirements for applicants.