Mayfield Parish Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community to stand in the local elections to be held on Thursday 2nd May 2019.
What do Parish Councillors do?
Parish Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a parish 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 Parish council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.
Parish Council Meetings
Mayfield Parish Council usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month, at 7pm. Meetings usually last between 1 ½ – 2 hours. In between meetings Councillors receive emails from the Clerk with details of planning applications and other correspondence, which may require feedback. Meetings are open to the public. You can find details of the meetings including Agendas, Minutes, information about Councillors and the Parish Council Finances at http://www.mayfieldparishcouncil.org.uk
Can I stand?
There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:
- 18 years of age or over at the date of nomination
- a commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of another Member State of the European Union
- be registered to vote the parish you seek to representor have resided in the Parish or within 3 miles (4.8km) of it during the previous 12 months
- or have lived, worked or occupied land as an owner or tenant within the Parish for the previous 12 months
The majority of Parish Council communications are electronic, and by email, including planning applications, so it would be helpful to you, in your role as Parish Councillor, to have internet access at home. But if you don’t please remember that Ashbourne Library provides free internet access and is open six days a week, including Tuesday and Friday evenings. It may also be possible for you to arrange to “buddy” up with another Councillor to stay informed and involved.
How can I get involved?
East Staffordshire Borough Council are sending nomination forms to the Clerk for distribution in mid to late March. Please register your interest in standing as a Councillor with the Clerk before 19th March. They will send you a form in the post for completion. Forms must be returned by hand to Burton Town Hall by 4pm on Wednesday 3rd April 2019.
You can contact the Clerk, Fiona Raistrick, by ringing 01335 300 102 and leaving your name, address and a short message, or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org