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Do you have what it takes to become a Parish Councillor?

 Published on: 4th October 2018   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Casual Vacancy has arisen in Dickinson Ward at Croxley Green Parish Council after Cllr Dudley Edmunds resigned last month. 

The vacancy is a great opportunity for a resident of Croxley Green to join the council before the main election in May 2019.

The parish council is keen to attract younger people who are interested in politics but cannot commit to a full election cycle and would like to learn more about how local government works. 

Cllr Emily Benner is very keen to encourage young people to consider the position.

She said: “I was co-opted 6 months ago and was worried the other councillors wouldn’t vote me in given my very different demographic (a young female) and lack of council experience. This couldn’t have been further from the truth. The councillors have been a huge support to me and my different perspective has been appreciated. I’m happy to speak to anyone that would like more information on what the role entails.”

Applicants don’t have to live in Dickinson Ward, but to be eligible to become a councillor you must be; over 18-years-old, a British subject, or a citizen of the Irish Republic, a commonwealth country, a UK dependent territory or another country in the European community and meet one of the following; be on the electoral role for the parish, live or work within the parish and have done so for the last 12 months and live within three miles of the parish boundary.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 18. To find out more, visit www.croxleygreen-pc.co.uk

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