CASUAL VACANCY BY CO-OPTION

MAKE A CHANGE – BECOME A PARISH COUNCILLOR. WHAT DO COUNCILLORS DO?Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward, and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.

HOW MUCH TIME DOES A COUNCILLOR NEED TO DEDICATE? Councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.

CAN I STAND? There are only a few rules: You must be:• at least 18 years’ old• a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any member state of the European Union, and• Live or work in Balcombe

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? Contact the Parish Council at parish.clerk@btconnect.com or telephone 01444 811833

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on 15th December – this will be the cut off date in which we will be considering applicants. Please contact the Parish Clerk to state your interest, or to obtain further information. If you would like to apply it is preferable that a C.V/ outline of your areas of expertise is provided to the Clerk.

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