Current Vacancies for Councillors

The Parish Council currently has vacancies for 6 Councillors via co-option. Being a Parish Councillor means serving within the first tier of local government.

Do you:

  • Want to help make the parish a better place?
  • Want to work with like-minded people?
  • Want to be involved more in local matters and give your time and expertise?

Perhaps being a Parish Councillor is the perfect match for you….?

What is Co-Option?

Co-option is a method whereby a Parish Council can elect new Councillors by majority vote.  This can happen after an election if not all seats are filled (an un-contested election), or upon the resignation or death of a Cllr between election periods.

Candidates would present themselves to the existing council members at an applicable council meeting who would then vote on the successful applicant.

Candidates would need to be available the evening of the second Monday of each month for full council meetings and to attend their designated committee meeting.

Criteria:

The applicants name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should during the whole of the 12 months preceding the relevant date have resided in or within 3 miles of the parish or the applicants only place of work during the whole of the 12 months preceding the relevant date is in the parish.

The applicant must not be disbarred from standing as a councillor. Applicants living in Badbury Ward meeting the above criteria are also welcome.

How to Get Involved with Your Parish Council

Chiseldon Parish Council is your most local and accessible form of government. It is made up from members of the community and it exists to serve the community. We therefore welcome any input to the Parish Council.

There are a number of ways of becoming involved with the council and its work:

  • Keep abreast of what’s happening in the community and our work, by following our news page
  • Look for opportunities to become a councillor as vacancies arise. Again, the news page will carry details of up-and-coming spaces.
  • Come along to one of the committee meetings. All have an opportunity for public questions. You can learn what each does from the committee page and find details of meeting times on the news page
  • Contribute to the Parish Council Plan (see side box)
  • Get in touch with our Parish clerk. You can do this to let us know about a problem, ask for advice, make suggestions or check up on what we’re doing about an issue.

We hope you will take the opportunity to get involved with the Parish Council. It’s your area – so why not have your say?