Do YOU want to get the best for your community?
Then YOU should consider becoming a Parish Councillor
What do parish councillors do?
Councillors have three main components to their work.
- Decision Making
Through their meetings with other council members councillors decide which activities to promote and support and where money should be spent locally.
The Parish Council is consulted upon planning matters within the parish area. The City Council considers the views expressed by the Parish Council when reaching their decisions.
- Getting Involved Locally
Councillors, as local representatives, have responsibilities towards local people and organisations and can present their views and concerns at the council meetings.
How Much Time Does This Take?
As much as you want! Basic involvement may occupy you for about 10 – 15 hours a month and it is a satisfying way of contributing to your community and helping to make it a better place to live.
How to find out more
- Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what happens there. The public are welcome at most council meetings.
- Talk to one of your current Parish Councillors
- Give the Clerk a call and find out when the next meeting is
- Visit the Parish Council website at www.ortonwatervilleparishcouncil.org.uk
- Contact Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Association of Local Councils: www.capalc.org.uk