We currently have 4 vacancies on Balcombe Parish Council; all of which can be co-opted. This means we running with 7 rather than 11 Councillors.
Being a Councillor is a rewarding and important role. Being the lowest rung of Local Government gives us powers to carry out projects and initiatives within the village, and to make a difference.
Next May the local elections will be held and all the Councillors will stand down and new ones be elected, or re-elected. This means there is an opportunity for giving the role a try over the next 6 months.
If you have concerns about things like traffic, healthcare services, play provision, the state of the footpaths or anything else why not take the chance to play a role in improving those.
Being a Councillor takes a variety of skills and life situations. There are roles for most types of experience. From HR and finance, through to education, social services or project management and infrastructure; there are few skills we can’t use.
The youngest Councillor we have at the moment is 18 and the oldest 80. You will need to dedicate a few hours per week to the role, and to attend the Council meeting each month, and join a working group.
For more information contact the parish clerk or myself. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 01444 811833.
The next council meeting is the 16th Nov if you want to come along and see what we do. 8pm, Bramble Hall.