Lymm Parish Council Needs You…
Current Vacancies on the Parish Council
There are currently two vacancies available for filling by co-option due to Councillors Powell and Fradgley recently resigning from their posts.
What is a councillor?
Councillors are elected to represent an individual geographical unit known as a ward or parish and are generally elected by the public every four years unless a vacancy becomes available sooner and new councillors can be co-opted. Parish Councillors are not paid for their work.
What do councillors do?
Councillors have three main components to their work.
1. Decision making – Through meetings and attending committees with other elected members, councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.
2. Monitoring – Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.
3. Getting involved locally – As local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. These responsibilities and duties often depend on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available.
How much time does it take?
It varies. Quite often councillors say that their duties occupy them for about an hour a week. Obviously there are some councillors who spend more time than this – and some less – but in the main, being a parish councillor is an enjoyable way of contributing to your community and helping to make it a better place to live and work.
As a councillor representing your community you will:
1. Help keep Lymm a great place to live and work
2. Be supported in your role
3. Be expected to undertake training
4. Be comfortable working electronically
5. Have a positive outlook and can-do attitude
6. Be willing to work as part of a team.
If you think you would like to become a Parish Councillor and are over 18 years of age, you need to complete and return an application form. Forms are available from the Clerk on the details above and on the website. You must also meet certain other criteria to be eligible to apply.
The closing date for applications is 24th August 2020