Did you know that we are a large parish with a population of approximately 6000 made up of over 2500 households? We are one of the largest parishes in Cornwall, and we have an opportunity for you to join our team and make a difference to your community.
We have vacancies in the Harrowbarrow and Chilsworthy Ward for a Parish Councillor.
The role of a Councillor can be varied at the best of times. The three main areas of responsibility are:
- Representing the people in your area
- Community leadership
- Supporting projects in your locality
If you care about this parish, please get involved. You do not have to live in the Harrowbarrow or Chilsworthy wards to be considered.
Our meetings are nothing like Dibley’s but they are sometimes just as amusing.
If you are interested or would like further information, please contact :
Sue Lemon, The Clerk, Tamar Valley Centre, Cemetery Road, Drakewalls, PL18 9FE
01822 748847 firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date for applications: 17th June 2021.
“The job of your council is to represent the interests of the whole community. Understanding the needs of different groups in the community (such as young and elderly people) is an important part of your role as councillor.
Occasionally there will be a conflict of interest requiring sensitive judgement; for example, dog owners, parents of young children and walkers might disagree about use of the village green. Making difficult decisions in an open and reasoned way is something that local councils need to do well.
As a councillor, you have a responsibility to be well-informed, especially about diverse views. You cannot assume that you represent the interests of all your electors without consulting then”. Good Councillor’s Guide, 2013