Parish Council Elections 4 May 2023
PARISH COUNCILLORS URGENTLY NEEDED
Residents may have seen that only seven nominations were received to form the new Parish Council from May, leaving five vacancies. More Councillors are urgently needed. If you would like to help, you can be co-opted on to the Council at our next meeting. Just email your details to the Clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org) or drop a letter in to the Village Hall.
Get to know your Parish Council
The role of the Parish Council is to represent the views and needs of its community. It is funded by you and works for you with integrity and transparency at the heart of everything it does. The Parish Council website contains information on governance and transparency, finance, meetings, projects and news (www.bishopsclyst.org.uk).
Parish Council meetings are open to the public so do come along and get to know how the Council operates. Agendas and minutes are posted on the website and parish noticeboards, and if you feel strongly about an issue there is an opportunity in the open session for members of the public to speak.
Councillors get involved in community projects, they take part in debates and make informed decisions in the best interest of the community and, collectively, are responsible for ensuring the council finances are managed appropriately and transparently. When carrying out council activities, councillors have a legal duty to adhere to the council’s Code of Conduct which is based on the “Seven principles of public life”:
Selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, leadership.
Training and support are available for all councillors.
The Council needs people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect the community to put themselves forward for election.