Kirkbampton Parish

Councillor Vacancies

Please see attached  VACANCY NOTICE

Do Something Positive for Your Community

Throughout England parish councils work towards improving community well-being and providing better services at a local level. 80,000 elected local councillors, people just like you, give up a little of their time, each week to represent the interests of their local community.

It takes all sorts of individuals from different parts of the community, of different ages with different life experiences to become a councillor. A passion for the village you live in and a desire to make a difference are the key attributes.

Think, Listen and Act Locally

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. By standing for Kirkbampton Parish Council you could make a real difference to the parish.

Spend Your Time Productively

Kirkbampton has three vacancies and we are keen to recruit and co-opt to these vacancies to enable the parish council to meet its responsibilities.

No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in Kirkbampton Parish and be prepared to play an active part in the Councils work.

The Council is acutely aware that councillors are volunteers and will endeavour not to have unrealistic expectations and to manage councillors time effectively.

A candidate for a parish council is qualified if, when nominated:

  • he or she is a British citizen, Commonwealth citizen, citizen of the Irish Republic or a citizen of another European Union State.
  • has attained 18 years of age, and
  • is either in the register of electors for Penrith or has during the whole of the preceding twelve months, occupied land as owner or tenant, had a principal place of work there, or resided in or within 4.8 kilometres or 3 miles of it.

You cannot stand for election if you:

  • are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order.
  • have, within 5 years before the day of the election, been convicted in the UK of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over 3 months without the option of a fine.
  • work for the council you want to become a councillor for.