There are local elections due in May and this year there are two vacancies on the Parish Council. The role of a Parish Councillor is entirely voluntary and it’s a great way to give back to the community. It’s not onerous: meetings are roughly once a month on an evening. Out of lockdown they take place at the village hall. Meetings last about 90 minutes and we have the benefit of a Parish Clerk who makes sure we keep to the rules. There is some training available if you want it and that takes place in Shrewsbury when we’re not in lockdown. It takes about half a day.
Still not sure? The National Association of Local Councils are holding a short online event on Tuesday 2 March 2021 — 18:00 – 19:00
“Join viral sensation, Jackie Weaver, and a group of community heroes to discuss getting involved with your local (parish and town) council. Are you passionate about your community? Do you want to help make a long-lasting change? Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it? This event will tell you what you need to know about local councils, and what they do, the role of a councillor and how to become one.
Speakers: Cllr Emily Benner, Croxley Green Parish Council, Cllr Rachael Pearson, Denmead Parish Council, Cllr Dan Thomas, mayor of Much Wenlock Town Council and Jackie Weaver, chief officer at the Cheshire Association of Local Councils
Host: Matt Chorley, presenter for Times Radio and Saturday columnist for The Times
NB: This event is part of NALC’s Make A Change campaign to encourage more people from all backgrounds and experiences who are undiscovered community heroes to put themselves forward for election.”
You need to register for the event (just one click) the details are at the link below.