West Hallam Parish Council Parish Council Elections

Have you ever thought about becoming a Parish Councillor?


The next elections to the Parish Council will take place on 2 May 2019 when all nine seats on West Hallam Parish Council will be up for election.

We already know that not all current parish councillors will be seeking re-election and it would be really nice to see some other local residents put themselves forward to undertake this important roll in the community.

You don’t need to have any particular political affiliation to stand for election - just an interest in helping to take decisions which will help keep West Hallam an attractive place to live and an interest in helping people with concerns or problems where the Parish Council may have some influence. The most common areas that parish councils get involved are in managing recreation grounds and play equipment, planning and community safety

and whilst they have limited powers in respect of some of the things that interest local residents, they do at least have the ability to try and influence the authorities where decisions are made.

Parish Councillors normally serve for a term of four years following election. The Council meets once a month (except in August) and meetings might last a couple of hours. There are also occasional committee and other ad hoc meetings that Councillors may be involved in, plus the opportunity to represent the Parish Council on local voluntary and charitable bodies, or to get involved in arrangements for community events, such as Remembrance Day or the Christmas Lights switch on.

If you’d like to know more why not talk to one of your existing local councillors and find out what they think about the job, or contact the Parish Clerk for more information.

There’s also information available on both the Borough Council’s and the Electoral Commission’s websites via the following links:

https://www.erewash.gov.uk/index.php/elections/borough-parish-elections-2-may-2019.html

https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-and-community-council-elections-in-england-and-wales


You can view the official election timetable with all the dates you’d need to know by clicking here