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   PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS    May 2, 2019

THURSDAY 2ND MAY 2019

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS

To all residents of Eastwick and Gilston.  This is let you know that on Thursday 2nd May there will Parish Council elections.  This means that all the councillors have to stand down and be re-elected if they want to stand again.

This year we are looking for 3 residents from Eastwick and 4 from Gilston.  If you are interested in standing or would like to know more about being a Parish Councillor please contact Christine Law the Parish Clerk.

Why should I become a Parish Councillor? As a councillor you can become a voice for your community and affect real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the aspirations of the public that they serve. Parish, town, community and neighbourhood councillors are the most local part of our democratic system and are closest to the public. By standing for your parish council you could make a real difference to your local neighbourhood.

 

You should consider becoming a parish councillor if:

  • You Want To Do Something Positive for Your Community
  • You Want To Spend Your Time Productively
  • You Can Think, Listen and Act Locally

Who can be a Councillor? Initially, you may have little knowledge of Council work but this will come along with training, support and experience.

As a new Councillor you will bring to the Council fresh enthusiasm and new ideas, a care for your community and a willingness to learn.

A candidate for a Parish Council is qualified if, when nominated –

1. he or she is a British subject or Irish citizen,
2. is 18 years of age, and
3. is either in the list of electors for that Parish or has during the whole of the preceding twelve months:

a. occupied land as owner or tenant in it, or
b. had a principal place of work there, or
c. resided in or within three miles of it.

Why should I become a councillor? As a councillor you can become a voice for your community and affect real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the aspirations of the public that they serve. Parish and Town Councillors are the most local part of our democratic system and are closest to the public. By standing for your parish council you could make a real difference to your local neighbourhood.

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