Wednesday, 04 October 2023

Local Stories

Becoming a Councillor

From time to time, vacancies occur on the parish council and we’re always interested to hear from people who want to make a difference to the lives of people in the village.

Whatever needs changing in Great Amwell, you could be just the person to change it by becoming a parish councillor.

You may already be involved in local affairs and want to take the next step.  Or you may be looking for a worthwhile and rewarding way to help your local community.  Becoming a councillor is both a rewarding and privileged form of public service. You will be in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people’s daily lives and prospects.

As a councillor, you’d work in three main areas:

  • Decision-making
  • Monitoring
  • Getting involved locally

This may include interesting activities including:

  • Attending meetings of local organisations and groups.
  • Attending meetings of bodies that affect the wider community, such as the police, the Highways Authority, schools and colleges.
  • Taking up issues on behalf of members of the public that effect your local area.
  • Running a surgery for residents to bring up issues.
  • Communicating with individual residents.

Find out more about becoming a councillor here -  or contact the Parish Clerk for information about how to apply -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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