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PARISH COUNCIL ELECTION - 2nd MAY 2019
Parish Councillors are elected for a 4-year term and, as the last such election was in 2015, the next is in 2019.
As a Parish Councillor you can become a democratic voice for your community and make a real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve.
To be eligible to be a Parish Councillor, you need to be at least 18 years old and meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
a. You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish.
b. You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or premises in the parish during the whole of the preceding 12 months.
c. Your main place of work during the 12 months prior to the election has been in the parish.
d. You have lived in the parish or within three miles of it during the whole of the preceding 12 months.
Each candidate for election needs to submit a Nomination Paper (obtainable from High Peak Borough Council (https://www.highpeak.gov.uk/article/3558/2019-Elections) - because it administers Parish Council elections), signed by a proposer and seconder.
Any of the existing Parish Councillors will be happy to give you advice about what’s involved in being a Councillor – a very worthwhile way to serve the community and to get things done.
All ages of candidate will be very welcome - and in particular those between 18 and 50, an age-group which is currently under-represented on the Council.
ANNUAL PARISH MEETINGS
7.30pm in the Bamford Institute
Tuesday 12 March for Thornhill parish, Monday 18 March for Bamford parish
The Annual Parish Meeting is a meeting of all the parish’s electors - an opportunity to meet to discuss any issues of current concern.
It is not a parish council meeting - though parish councillors will be present to hear your views.
Your opinions will be very welcome. Please come!