There is ONE Councillor vacancy on Weybourne Parish Council.
If you would like to help your community by becoming a parish councillor for Weybourne and you meet the below eligibility criteria, please send a brief email or letter to the Clerk, outlining your knowledge and experience by 5pm, 26th February 2020.
To be eligible to become a councillor for Weybourne Parish Council you must be:
• a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member state of the European Union
• at least 18 years old
• an elector of the Parish or in the past 12 months have occupied land or other premises in the Parish (as owner or tenant) or work in the Parish (as your principal or only place of work) or live within three miles of the Parish boundary
What do Parish or Town councils do?
A Parish council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the Parish. It is the level of local government closest to the community, with North Norfolk District Council and Norfolk County Council further up the hierarchy.
Parish councils make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the local community. Probably the most common topics that Parish councils get involved with are planning matters (they are statutory consultees), crime prevention and roads & highways. Parish councils have a number of powers they can use and have the ability to negotiate with other decision making organisations such as the district, county or unitary councils, health authorities, police etc. In this respect Parish councils are extremely powerful. These organisations know that a Parish council gives the best reflection of how a community feels about something and its views should be taken seriously.
How much time does it take up?
Weybourne Parish Councils meets once a month for the council meeting to which members of the public are also invited. Meetings may last up to two hours.
For more information about the role and the work of Weybourne Parish Council please contact the Clerk.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07402 722 482