Join our local team and become a Parish Councillor
- Do you want to serve your Community?
- Do you have time or expertise which could benefit your Community?
- Do you want to make a difference to all those around you?
- Are you concerned about your local area?
- Do you want to represent the views of local people?
The Parish Council currently have four Parish Councillor vacancies and would like to fill all four places by co-option as soon as possible.
Parish Councillors meet to discuss and act on issues of importance to the local community. The Parish Council sets and monitors how a proportion of local taxes are spent in the Parish, make comment on planning applications in the Parish and consider projects to help maintain, improve or enhance the local area. Local Government is changing and Parish Councils are seeing an increase in the responsibilities and opportunities to influence decisions made that affect our local community.
If you would like to put yourself forward as a Barrow Parish Councillor, then please provide your details outlining your skills and what benefits you could bring to the Parish Council to firstname.lastname@example.org and come along to the next meeting of the Parish Council to introduce yourself. Closing date for applicants is Friday 4th September 2020.
If more people indicate their interest in becoming a Parish Councillor than the number of vacancies available the Parish Council will make their decision by a majority vote.
To qualify to become a Parish Councillor a person must *be a British subject over 18 years old *be listed on the current electoral role *live in Barrow, or within 3 miles of its boundary, or occupy as owner/tenant any land/premises therein or have a principal place of work within the Parish *must not be disqualified from holding office as a Councillor.