Due to the recent resignation of Cllr Pinnell 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 16.9.20
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.
All about local councils
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.
Please see all related documents and 'A summary of your rights' under 'Your Council', 'Accounts' 2019/2020