Be a Parish Councillor!
We currently have vacancies on the Great Oxendon Parish Council. This is a rewarding role within the community and by contributing just a few hours per month you can be involved in the local decision-making process. The Parish Council meets on a monthly basis (on a Monday) in the Village Hall and we have a friendly team of Councillors who work together for the benefit of Great Oxendon.
Parish Councillors decide which activities to support, where locally raised money should be spent, what services should be delivered and ensure that the Council operates within its powers. The Parish Council also comments on local planning applications.
There is no need for specialist skills. Training and development for new Councillors is offered – but this is optional. The meetings are jargon free and usually finish by 9pm after a prompt 730pm start.
This is a great opportunity to volunteer and get involved. Younger people could also reap the benefit of having community involvement on their CV!
Applicants should be on the electoral register and be over 18 years old. You must have lived in the Parish, or owned land, or worked in the Parish for at least 12 months.
Interested? Please email the Parish Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or please come along to one of our meetings to see what’s involved.