2019 is Election Year

Interested in becoming a Councillor?

2019 is election year and that means you have the opportunity to put yourself forward as a candidate to become a Parish Councillor.

Newbald Parish Council is lucky to currently have a full complement of Councillors. However, all of them will have to re-apply this year to remain in their positions.

If there are more than 11 applicants for the 11 vacancies, then an election will be held.

Why become a Councillor?

There are many good reasons you may choose to become a Councillor. These include

  • wanting to make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of the local community
  • being concerned about your local area and wanting to ensure that the community gets the right services
  • wanting to represent the views of local people and ensure that community interests are taken into account
  • wanting to contribute your business or professional skills
  • concerns about one particular issue
  • as an extension of what you are already doing through a charity, voluntary group or school governing body – becoming a councillor can be the next step.

Time Commitment

The Parish Council meets usually once a month. This is normally the first Monday of the month, unless that is a bank holiday or there are other reasons we need to change it.

Outside of meetings, you may get involved in helping with a project or need to take a look at a site to aid you with your decision making at the Council meeting.

If you would like to know more

Please feel free to call the Clerk, Suzanne, or one of the Councillors for a chat if you would like. Here are the contact details.

If you know already that you would like to apply. You can download the form you need to complete here.

The form needs to be completed and hand delivered by

4.00 PM, 3 April 2019

Please deliver by hand to: