Becoming a Councillor
Speen Parish Council currently has one vacancy for a Councillor. At present there are twelve Councillors but we should have thirteen.
We would love to hear from anyone who is interested in keeping Speen Parish a vibrant and great place to live. Be involved in the ‘grass roots’ of Local Government and make thing happen. Help resolve local issues and bring them to the powers that be.
What does a Councillor do?
As a Councillor you would be representing the people who live in the local area. Councillors can make a real difference to a local community and make it a better place to live in.
Councillors are involved in making decisions that affect the local community, such as: where money should be spent, which activities the Council should support, applying for grants to benefit the local community, which services should be delivered and which policies should be implemented.
Councillors can also get involved locally. For example: Attending local community meetings, dealing with Parishioners concerns.
As a Councillor you would be required to attend a full Council meeting once every two months. Members also attend one or two working party meetings in-between full Council meetings. On average being a Councillor can take up to 2 – 3 hours a week.
Am I qualified?
As long as you are enthusiastic about helping the local community and want to make a difference, then yes, you probably are.
Additional criteria are:-