Following a resignation from Berkeley Town Council there is a vacancy for a Councillor.
If you are interested in filling the role please contact the Town Clerk or any current Councillor to find out more about the role, or send in a written expressions of interest to [email protected]. Closing date 15th August 2023.
What do councillors do?
Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.
How long does it take?
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.
Can I stand?
Qualifications to be a Councillor:
- A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union
- 18 years of age or older
In addition to one of the below criteria:
- Be registered as a local government elector for the area of Berkeley
- During the whole 12 months preceding that day, you have occupied as owner or tenanted land or premises in Berkeley
- Your principle place of work during the last 12 months is in Berkeley
- You have resided during the whole 12 months in Berkeley or within 3 miles of it
Certain people are disqualified from standing, such as paid officers of the council, anyone declared bankrupt and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment.
How can I get involved?
Have a read through the document below and then contact the Town Clerk:
Email [email protected] Tel: 01453 511964