What it means to be a Parish Councillor

A Parish Councillor is are not a paid employee or volunteer, but is an elected or co-opted representative who freely volunteers their time to work on behalf of their local communities.

As a councillor, you have a responsibility to be well-informed, especially about diverse local views. You cannot assume that you represent the interests of all your electors without consulting them.

As a Parish Councillor you should:-

  • attend meetings when summoned to do so; the notice to attend a council meeting is, in law, a summons, because you have a duty to attend. We meet every month except December and August

  • consider, in advance of the meeting, the agenda and any related documents which were sent to you
  • take part in meetings and consider all relevant facts and issues on matters which require a decision
  • vote on key issues
  • ensure that the council is properly managed
  • represent the whole community
  • be willing to serve on a sub committee on such things as planning, finance, grants, or website

Use the contact us page to register your interest.

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

PARISH OF YETMINSTER

 NOTICE IS GIVEN

that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
If by 21 June 2017 (14 days* after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer
at the address below by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place not later than 24 August 2017.