Parish Council Elections will be held on Thursday, 4th May 2023
Now is a good time to consider whether you would like to become a Parish Councillor. Any person 18 years of age and older who is a local government elector, lives or works in the parish or lives within three miles of the Local Council may stand for election. A Councillor’s normal term of office is four years. He/she is a holder of a Public Office.
Councillors are subject to their Council’s Code of Conduct and must complete a Declaration of Interest form which will be publicly available. If you are elected you will attend Council Meetings and raise matters that the Council can consider and formally decide to take action on. You will make informed contributions and influence debate at meetings. You will receive training for your role and may represent the Council externally. KALC (Kent Association of Local Councils) will be holding a ‘Becoming a Local Councillor Event’ online if you would like to know more. These events will be held on 21st February and 21st March at 7pm. You may register to attend one of these events via the KALC Training & Events web pages. Go to www.kentalc.gov.uk You may also attend any of our Parish Council meetings to see a Parish Council in action.