Lymm Parish Council Needs You…
Current Vacancy on the Parish Council
There is currently a Parish Council vacancy which will be filled by co-option due to Councillor Buckley recently leaving her post. The new Councillor will be selected by current Parish Councillors, not by election.
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. Parish Councillors are not paid for their work.
What do councillors do?
Councillors have three main components to their work.
- 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.
- Monitoring – Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.
- Getting involved locally – As local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. These responsibilities and duties often depend on what the Council as a whole wants to achieve and how much time is available.
How much time does it take?
It varies. Monthly Full Council meetings are attended by all Councillors but Committees and Working Groups involve fewer numbers of Councillors that can focus on particular issues. 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:
- Help keep Lymm a great place to live, work and visit
- Undertake training
- Have a positive outlook and can-do attitude
- Be supported in your role
- 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 in the attachments below. You must also meet certain other criteria to be eligible to apply. Why not come along to one of the up-and-coming meetings to see how it all works?
Please feel free to contact the Clerk if you would like to talk further about becoming a Parish Councillor.
The closing date for applications is 5pm, 7th February 2023.