Make a Positive Contribution to Your Community - You Know You Want To!

Ever thought of being a Parish Councillor?

We are holding elections!

Expressions of interest are welcomed from anyone who is over 18 years old.

As a councillor representing our community you will help keep it a great place to live and work. You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training. You should be comfortable working electronically. You should have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude and be willing to work as part of a team.

Hackleton Parish Council represents the residents of Hackleton, Horton, Piddington, Preston Deanery, St George's Fields and part of Wootton Fields.

If you are interested in joining Hackleton Parish Council, please contact our Clerk Alison Benson by 31 March 2021 for more information on 07464 429630 or by e-mail at

Hackleton Parish Council currently meets once a month on a Tuesday evening If you care about your community and would like to help make a real difference then why not...

Become a Parish Councillor!

What do Parish Councils do?

Parish Councils are responsible for delivering local services.

Your Parish Council has an overall responsibility for the well-being of your local neighbourhood. Their work falls into three main categories:

  • representing your local community
  • delivering services to meet local needs
  • striving to improve quality of life in the parish

What do Parish Councillors do?

Parish Councillors make decisions about policies and services, keep an eye on how well things are working and represent local residents. As a councillor you can become a voice for your community and affect real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the aspirations of the public that they serve. Parish councillors are the most local part of our democratic system and are closest to the public.

What's in it for me and my community?

You should consider becoming a parish Councillor if:

  • You Want To Do Something Positive for Your Community
  • You Want To Spend Your Time Productively
  • You Can Think, Listen and Act Locally

Can I become a Parish Councillor?

Most people can stand for election, however there are a few rules. You have to be:

  • a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and
  • 18 years or older on the day you become nominated for election

You cannot stand for election if you:

  • are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order
  • have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine
  • work for the council you want to become a councillor for

How much time will I need to spend?

Quite often councillors say that their duties occupy them for about three hours a week. Obviously, there are some councillors who spend more time than this – and some less, but in the main, being a local councillor is an enjoyable way of contributing to your community and helping to make it a better place to live and work.

How do I become a councillor?

Contact Alison Benson our Clerk by 31st March 2021 for full details of the nomination and election process.

Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 12:16 by Alison Benson

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