Parish Councils form the most local level of government and cover many rural and urban areas. Your parish council has an overall responsibility for the well-being of your local neighbourhood. Their work falls into three main categories:
- representing your local community
- delivering services to meet local needs.
- striving to improve quality of life in the parish.
As a councillor you can become a voice for your community and affect real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the aspirations of the public that they serve. Parish, town, community, and neighbourhood councillors are the most local part of our democratic system and are closest to the public. By standing for your parish council, you could make a real difference to your local neighbourhood.
Great Oxendon Parish Council provides, maintains, or contributes to the following services:
- Litter Bins
- Street lighting
- The Village Hall
- Bus shelters
- Planning Applications
- Traffic Calming measures
They also work with larger councils like Daventry and Northamptonshire to ensure the effective delivery of services to the local community.
Can I become a parish councillor?
Most people can stand for election, however there are a few rules. You have to be:
- a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and
- 18 years or older on the day you become nominated for election.
For information about standing for election in the Great Oxendon Parish Council elections follow this link here.
The Parish notice is the formal notice of elections