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Be part of your village - Be a Parish Councillor

By Clerk to Houghton Parish Council Houghton Parish Council

Wednesday, 6 December 2017


Houghton Parish Council Clerk/RFO


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Two vacancies exist on the Parish Council. The Council is a democratic public body where individual views and opinions are welcomed. By taking a place on the Parish Council you will be able to represent the village and bring your ideas to the table which will be considered, debated and resolved by a vote. It is your chance to have a say on the future of the village and to be part of the team considering matters such as housing and development, traffic and speeding, village assets and how public money is spent.  Please see the information below and how to apply.


Notice is hereby given that, as no request was received for a by-election, the vacancies for two Parish Councillors (HOUGHTON PARISH COUNCIL) will be filled by co-option.

Electors who are interested in standing are invited to submit a letter of application to the Clerk by 5.00pm, Thursday 21st December 2017.

Appointments to the positions will be by majority vote of the Parish Council, at its meeting to be held on Tuesday 9th January 2018.  Candidates will be invited to speak about themselves at this meeting. 

Should you require further information, please contact the Clerk before 21st December 2017:

Mrs Clare Cotterell – Parish Clerk

Email: houghtonparishcouncil@gmail.com

Telephone: 01264 782869

Address: c/o Homeleigh, Jacks Bush, Lopcombe, Salisbury SP5 1BZ

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • A British Citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union.
  • 18 years of age or over.
  • A registered Elector for the parish
  • In the past twelve months either:
  1. Lived in the parish, or within 3 miles of it
  2. Occupied, as owner or tenant, land or other premises in the parish.
  3. Been employed, as principal or only employment, within the parish.

Applicants cannot:

  • Have been convicted of a crime within the past 5 years.
  • Have been made bankrupt. 

Contact Information

Mrs Clare Cotterell (Clerk/RFO)

  • 01264 782869

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Houghton, Stockbridge, Hampshire