Parish Council Vacancy

Parish Council elections were held on 2nd May alongside those for the District Council. In Broomfield nominations were received for four candidates who were elected without contest. This leaves a vacancy to be filled by co-option.

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 has 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

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.

If you are interested in finding out more please email the Chairman, Paul Trolley at paul@broomfieldparish.org by 24th May.

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