THERE IS A VACANCY ON THE COUNCIL

Applications are invited from Parishioners who wish to be considered for co-option on to the Parish council.

Please send a letter or email of application to the Clerk by WEDNESDAY, 30 AUGUST 2017.

Please don’t hand your letter to a Councillor as that would preclude them from the voting process.

Meetings are held on the last Thursday of the month in Georgeham Village Hall, starting at 7pm and last for approximately 2 – 2.5 hours. The co-option will take place at the Parish Council Meeting on Thurs 31 August 2017.

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ABOUT THE ROLE

Parish Council meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month (with the exception of December when it is usually the third Wednesday) in Georgeham Village Hall at 7pm. Meetings usually last for 2 and 2.5 hours.

There are nine seats on the Parish Council and Councillors are encouraged to attend training, usually delivered by the Devon Association of Local Councils. The Parish Council has a budget for training and mileage expenses can also be claimed.

To be eligible as a Parish Councilor, people have to either:

  • Live in the Parish
  • Work in the Parish
  • Have land in the Parish
  • Live 3 miles from the Parish

If more than one person applies to be co-opted, there will be an election by way of a paper ballot.

More information on what is expected of council members can be found here in the Code of Conduct

More information about the Parish Council and its role as a body can be found here

WHY BECOME A PARISH COUNCILLOR?

By becoming a parish councillor you become someone your community will look to for help, guidance and support; a community leader with the power to influence decisions for the benefit of the people you serve. Seeing your community change for the better, as a result of decisions you have helped make, is something that can give you a sense of achievement and pride.

APPLICATIONS BY POST OR EMAIL TO:

Mrs Sue Squire. Parish Clerk. Georgeham Parish Council, Haxlea, 2 Threeways, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, EX31 4TG

T. 01598 710526  E. sue@suesquire.com