Parish and town councils

4. Becoming a parish or town councillor

We regularly consult with parish and town councils before we make decisions that affect their community. Becoming a parish or town councillor is therefore an excellent way of influencing these decisions, and those of other organisations that affect your community.


Parish and town councillors are elected by local residents. Elections take place every four years. Parish and town council elections took place in May 2019. Find out more about standing as a councillor:

Or contact your local parish council.

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