A person is qualified to become a council member if he/she is a Commonwealth citizen [which includes a British subject] or Euro-national and is an elector over 18 years old.
In addition he/she must, for twelve months prior to nomination, have either:
- resided in the parish or within three miles of it
- or occupied as owner or tenant any land or premises there
- or had his/her principal or only place of work there.
There are a number of ways in which a person may be disqualified from being elected, the more obvious being employment by the Council, bankruptcy or having been sentenced within the last five years to not less than three months imprisonment without the option of paying a fine.
As a parishioner why not consider standing for election? Just a few hours a month can make a difference to our community and provide an interesting and rewarding experience.