Warmington Parish Council currently has two 'Casual Vacancies' to fill. We are looking for enthusiastic team players who can work within a structured environment to help bring the council's exciting plans to fruition, conjure ideas to improve local life and help bring positive changes whilst building a resilient community. Selection will be done by co-option, rather than election. In effect, this means that the current councillors choose the new councillors. (Northants isn't holding local elections this year because of the reorganisation of the whole county's local government).
It's an exciting time to be involved in this grassroots level of local government as parish & town councils will be important as the 'local voice' as we move to being a unitary authority.
What we need now are candidates for the role!
There is a wide ranging and hugely informative website HERE which gives a good insight into the role of a parish councillor and the remit within which councils and councillors must operate.
THIS booklet from the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is also helpful.
For local councils in Northamptonshire, this is a truly challenging and exciting time - with the reorganisation of the county into a unitary authority, vibrant, robust and effective Town and Parish Councils - the local councils - will be more important than ever in representing the needs of the people in the parishes and leading on the well-being of our communities.
Warmington Council has been preparing for this turn of events for many years and is confident in its ability to face these challenges and take on devolved services, as well as continuing to work on projects such as the emerging Neighbourhood Plan for the parish, improvements to recreational facilities and enhanced access to leisure pursuits.
Please consider this role – as long as you are over 18, you should fit the bill. The eligibility criteria and application forms are on this page: Parish Council Documents