Parish Council Elections

Parish Council elections are being held on 2nd May alongside those for the District Council.

Parishioners are encouraged to consider becoming a Parish Councillor and making a contribution to the local community. Parish Councils are led by democratically elected councillors who decide on what services and projects the council will deliver. As representatives of the first tier of local government and the closest to their communities, parish councillors are best placed to engage with their residents and find out what the real local issues are and how to overcome them. Broomfield will elect five Councillors who meet at least five times a year and meeting last for a maximum of two hours. Councillors may also volunteer to participate in other local forums relevant to the parish. Training will be provided.

You can find out much more in the Good Councillors Guide and there are also resources available on the Electoral Commission website

Parish Councillors must be a UK or Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of another Member State of the European Union; be at least 18 years old; be an elector of the parish council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area parish council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area the parish council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the parish council boundary.

Councillors will need to sign a declaration of acceptance of office, abide by the code of conduct and complete a register of interests form within 28 days of being elected.

The Notice of Election can be viewed here and nomination forms are available from the Clerk (email: clerk@broomfieldparish.org) or the Sedgemoor District Council offices. Forms must be returned by hand to the District Council office in Bridgwater by 4pm on 3rd April.

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