Ever thought of being a Parish Councillor?
Expressions of interest are welcomed from anyone who is over 18 years old, who works or lives in the village. A list of the current Parish Councillors is available here.
As a Councillor representing your community, you help keep it a great place to live and work.
You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training. You should be comfortable working electronically. You should have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude and be willing to work as part of a team. The Parish Council meets every six or seven weeks on a Wednesday evening. However, your involvement in training and village projects will likely add to this.
We are holding elections!
If you are interested in joining the council, please contact the Parish Clerk Gary Denby for more information on 01327 264002 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
All things being equal, nomination papers must be in by 4pm on Thursday 8 April 2021. You must be proposed and seconded by two fellow villagers, who sign your form and who are on the village's current electoral role. You will require their individual electoral numbers (obtainable from the Parish Clerk, close to the date).
Interested candidates or existing Councillors who may wish to get a copy of election papers sooner rather than later can download them directly from the Electoral Commission website: www.electoralcommission.org.uk, where there is also lots of information and resources for candidates at parish and town council elections.
Want to know more?
As of 3rd March 2021, N-CALC has provided a Key Facts Summary for the local Parish Council elections, under the new West Northamptonshire Unitary umbrella. This includes a link to South Northants, for more details on the nomination process. Your Parish Clerk also has some printed copies of the candidate application forms.
The Local Government Authority has provided a plain-English guide to the roles and responsibilities of Councillors at all levels. There is a copy on this site to look at, by clicking here. You may also approach either the Parish Chairman, the Parish Clerk or one of our current Councillors for a chat.
In February SNC published this notification of an election briefing for all Parish Council candidates (to be via Zoom). This will help assuage concerns over the nomination process. Click here to download the briefing.
There is a 1 hour video of the whole process now also available for the West Northamptonshire Candidates and Agents Briefing.