(Casual vacancies to be filled in pursuance of the Representation of the Peoples Act 1983 s36. (LGA 1972 s89.)
21st September 2020
The Parish Council gives notice of the vacancy for one Parish Councillor.
Should you wish to offer your services as a Parish Councillor, please submit your application either in writing or by e-mail to the Parish Clerk, Alan Macnab, 5, Whitebridge Drive, Darlington DL1 3TY. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by FRIDAY 30TH OCTOBER, 2020.
Please could you provide the following:
- a) A supporting statement outlining your motivation, skills and experience you can offer the Parish Council, and what time you have available to that role
- b) A signed statement declaring that you fulfil the legal requirements (qualifications under the Local Government Act 1972)
- c) Your contact details
Some of the skills and qualities that would be useful to the role include problem-solving and analytical skills, assessing objectively, having ideas, commitment, “keeping going” skills, and teamwork skills. Also useful would be the ability to understand budgets and financial paperwork.
The Parish Council currently has one meeting per month. One of the Key Objectives of the Parish Council is to promote and represent the best interests of the village for the betterment of the local community. The main responsibilities of the role of Parish Councillor is to participate in the collective decision making processes of the Parish Council, to effectively represent the interests of the Parish, and actively and constructively contribute to the good governance of the Council in order to better serve the Parish.
In addition to preparing for, and attending meetings, Parish Councillors also have the opportunity to work on specific issues that are of concern to the community.
If you would like to have a chat with either myself or one of the other Parish Councillors to discuss the role, you can find contact details on the Parish Council website, together with other useful information and documentation:
There will also be training available
The Parish Council will consider applications at the Parish Council meeting (possibly via video conference due to COVID-19) scheduled for 9th November 2020, where a decision will be made
We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
COME AND JOIN US – HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Cllr Catherine Gilsenan