Logo of the Parish CouncilWhat is a Councillor and what do they do?

The role of a councillor is to work with members of the Parish Council and represent the interests of the whole community. Understanding the needs of diverse groups in your community and in the wider parish is an important role of a councillor.  Your main task, as a local councillor, is to bring local issues to the council’s attention and help make decisions for the benefit of the local community. It is important to understand what the role of the Parish Council is and what responsibilities the Local Authority retains – this will all be explained as part of an induction.

If you become a parish councillor, you will be ‘summoned’ to a Full Council meeting each month. You are expected to attend this and you may choose to join other committees which meet to discuss specific aspects of the Council.

A public notice was published on Friday 17 May 2024 about the vacancy and there were 0 requests asking that an election be held.

If you are interested in the position please send us a brief application explaining why you would like to be considered by Friday 12 July 2024. You must also indicate that you are legally qualified to hold such office. You must be someone who fulfils at least one of the following criteria:

(a) is registered as a local government elector for the parish;

(b) has – during the whole of the preceding twelve months- occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish;

(c) has worked principally in the parish during the preceding twelve months;

(d) had during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km thereof.

Please also see the Good Councillors Guide for more information: NALC_GoodCouncillorsGuide_2024

Please email us at clerk@calstockparishcouncil.gov.uk by Friday 12 July 2024.
We are expecting to hold informal interviews on Tuesday 30 July 2024.

Please contact the Clerk or local ward member if you would like to know more.