Please also take a look at The Good Councillor Guide for further information on becoming a Parish Councillor
MAKE A CHANGE BECOME A COUNCILLOR WHAT DO LOCAL COUNCILS DO?
Your local council has overall responsibility for the wellbeing of your local community.
Their work falls into three main categories:
• Delivery of services;
• Improve quality of life for residents;
• Give communities a democratic voice.
BECOMING A LOCAL COUNCILLOR
As a local councillor you can become a voice for your community and make real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve. Local councillors have three main responsibilities:
• Getting involved locally.
To join Meopham 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 local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary.