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Weston Parish, Nottinghamshire

Becoming a Parish Councillor?

Becoming a parish councillor is an opportunity to influence matters relating to your community.

Am I eligible to be a Parish Councillor?

To stand for election on a parish council, you must: 

  • be a UK or commonwealth citizen, or;
  • be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or;
  • be a citizen of another Member state of the European Union;
  • be a least 18 years old.

To be eligible to stand for an election for a particular parish, you must:

  • be an elector of the parish, or;
  • for the whole of the previous 12 months have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish, or;
  • during the previous 12 months have worked in the parish (as your principal or only place of work), or;
  • for the whole of the previous 12 months lived in the parish or within three miles of the parish boundary.

You don’t have to be connected to a political party.

If you do become a parish councillor you will have to sign up to the Code of Conduct.

If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, you can contact the Parish Council Clerk for more details.

The following guides are published by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) which is the national membership body for local (parish and town) councils