Notice of Council Vacancy 28th September 2021
Due to the recent resignation of Cllr Palmer there is a vacancy for a Councillor at Berkeley Town Council.
If you are interested in filling the role please contact the Town Clerk or any current Councillor to find out more about the role, or send in a written expressions of interest to email@example.com
Notice of Vacancy 28.9.21
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 long does it take?
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that 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?
Qualifications to be a Councillor:
-A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union
- 18 years of age or older
In addition to one of the below criteria:
-Be registered as a local government elector for the area of Berkeley
-During the whole 12 months preceding that day, you have occupied as owner or tenanted land or premises in Berkeley
-Your principle place of work during the last 12 months is in Berkeley
-You have resided during the whole 12 months in Berkeley or within 3 miles of it
Certain people are disqualified from standing, such as paid officers of the council, anyone declared bankrupt and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment.
How can I get involved?
Have a read through the document below and then contact the Town Clerk:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01453 511964 or visit the Town Hall Tuesday 9-1, Wednesday 10.30-12.30 or Thursday 2-4pm.
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Notice of Next Full Council Meeting-Monday 20th September 2021 at 7pm in the Town Hall, Berkeley
The next Full Council Meeting will be held on Monday 20th September at 7pm in the Town Hall. The agenda is under 'Your Council'. Members of the public are always welcome to attend a Council meeting and may discuss with Councillors any item of concern. The first thirty minutes of this meeting is set aside for this purpose, and while visitors are welcome to stay beyond that time, they are not permitted to participate in the business of the evening.
Risk Assessment for Holding a Town Council face to face meeting
Bookings for the Town Hall and New Multi-Use Games Area/Artificial Grass Pitch can now be made online: