Make a change, become a local councillor


Published: 5th March 2019
Categories: News, Community & Volunteer, Clanfield

Clanfield Parish Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community to stand in the local elections in 2019.

What do councillors do?

Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.

How long does it take?

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.

Can I stand?

There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:

  • A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Live in an area that is served by a local council

How can I get involved?

Contact Clanfield Parish Council at clerk@clanfieldpc.org.uk to find out more or visit www.nalc.gov.uk/elections

Download an application form

 

Town / Parish Election Timetable of Proceedings for Thursday 2 May 2019

Publication of Notice of Election  Friday 22 March 2019
Receipt of Nominations  4:00 pm Wednesday 3 April 2019
Withdrawal of Candidate  4:00 pm Wednesday 3 April 2019
Appointment of Election Agents  4:00 pm Wednesday 3 April 2019
Publication of Notice of Election Agents  4:00 pm Wednesday 3 April 2019
Publication of Statements of Persons Nominated 4:00 pm Thursday 4 April 2019
Last Date for Registration  Friday 12 April 2019
Receipt of Postal Vote Applications  5:00 pm Monday 15 April 2019
Publication of Notice of Poll  Wednesday 24 April 2019
Receipt of Proxy Vote Applications  5:00 pm Wednesday 24 April 2019
Appointment of Poll and Count Agents  Thursday 25 April 2019
First Day to Issue Replacement Lost Postal Ballot Papers Friday 26 April 2019
Last Day to Issue Replacement Spoilt or Lost Postal Ballot Papers  5:00 pm Thursday 2 May 2019
Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications  5:00 pm Thursday 2 May 2019
Day of Poll  7:00 am to 10:00 pm Thursday 2 May 2019
Declaration of Candidates Expenses  Thursday 30 May 2019

 

All news

Latest news