Councillors want to make our community a great place to live and work and are committed to doing their bit to make it happen. They are comfortable working with IT, have a positive outlook and a ‘can-do’ attitude, and be willing to work as part of a team.
You will be supported and will undertake some training to help you make a contribution.
What do councillors do?
In meetings and committees with other councillors, they decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.
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
Councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. This may include going to meetings of other organisations and taking up issues on behalf of members of the public.
How much time does it take up?
That depends on how active you want to be. 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. Some councillors will devote an average of an hour or two a week to the role, and some much more.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in applying, please contact the clerk to the council.
The closing date for applications is Midday on Friday 8 October 2021.
If you think you can make a change for your community at a local level, complete the application form and return it to the clerk by midday, Friday 8 October 2021.
See the Local Government Act 1972, sections 79 to 82, 85,92 and 104.
A person is qualified to be elected as a local councillor, and to hold such office, if they are a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or a relevant citizen of the [European] Union, and on the relevant day (defined below) has reached 18 years of age AND –
On that day they are, and thereafter continues to be, a local government elector for the area of the authority; or
They have, during the whole of the 12 months preceding that day, occupied, as owner or tenant, any land or other premises in that area; or
Their principal or only place of work during that 12 months has been in the area (Note: this could, arguably, be “the local council’s offices” – based on his previous principal or only work as a councillor); or
They have, during the whole of the 12 months, resided in the area; or
They have, during the whole of the 12 months preceding the relevant date, resided within 3 miles of the parish or community. This qualification only applies to parish or community councillors and does not extend to district or county councillors (s. 79(1) LGA1972).
The ‘relevant day’ means (except in the case of an election not preceded by the nomination of candidates) the day on which the person is nominated as a candidate and, if there is a poll, the day of election. In the expected case, the term means the day of election.
In order to qualify on the basis of residence, it is necessary for the person at least to have and use sleeping accommodation within the area or within three miles thereof; and it is possible for a person (eg a student) to be a resident in more than one place at a time.
A member qualified under (b), (c), (d) or (e) above continues to be qualified during the term of his office even though they cease to be an elector or their situation is otherwise changed. However, a councillor qualified on the day of nomination and election only by virtue of them being a local government elector must continue to be a local government elector for the local council’s area during the whole period of their office. Note that registration on the electoral roll is essential to qualification as a local government elector.
THREE CASUAL VACANCIES HAVE ARISEN FOR PARISH COUNCILLORS OF CROWAN PARISH COUNCIL
1 IN PRAZE WARD AND 2 IN LEEDSTOWN WARD
Interested parties should apply in writing stating their interests, qualifications and suitability for the position and enclosing a CV addressed to: The Parish Clerk at the address given above.
Please note: Applications will only be considered from persons over age 18 who
(a) are registered as a local government elector for the Parish; or (b) have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the Parish; or (c) whose principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months hasbeen in the Parish; or (d) have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km thereof.
Please note that the role of Parish Councillor is voluntary and unpaid.
1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that WILLIAM TRIPP has ceased to be a member of Crowan Parish Council and that a casual vacancy exists in the Leedstown ward.
2. If, within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidays) after the date of this Notice, a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer of Cornwall Council at 3S, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY (phone 01209 614373) by TEN (or more) electors for the said Ward an election will be held to fill the vacancy.
3. If the Returning Officer receives fewer than ten written requests for an election by 1st September 2020 the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.
4. As a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020 should an election be requested, a poll cannot currently take place until 6 May 2021 (the date of the next ordinary elections) the vacancy will therefore be kept open and the Parish Council will be unable to fill the vacancy.
DATED this 11th day of August 2020
Clerk to the Parish Council
Gill Lidgett Clerk to Crowan Parish Council Arromanches Tregellast Close St Keverne Helston TR12 6NH
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that SANDRA MURIEL has ceased to be a member of Crowan Parish Council and that a casual vacancy exists in the Praze ward.
If, within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidays) after the date of this Notice, a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer of Cornwall Council at the Council Offices, St Austell Information Service, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR (phone 01209 614373) by TEN (or more) electors for the said Ward an election will be held to fill the vacancy.
If the Returning Officer receives fewer than ten written requests for an election by 12th February 2020 the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.
Dated this 23rd Day of January 2020
Gillian Lidgett Clerk to Crowan Parish Council C/O Arromanches Tregellast Close St Keverne Helston TR12 6NH
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