Willoughby on the Wolds Parish Council needs you!

Willoughby on the Wolds parish council currently has a vacancy and would love to hear from you if you are interested in joining us.

We have a CASUAL VACANCY existing on Willoughby on the Wolds parish council and you are invited to apply. As a local councillor you can become a voice for your village as you would represent the interests of your community. It’s especially exciting now as we are preparing for the celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Any such applications must be forwarded in writing by September 02, 2021 to the clerk Mike Elliott, 19/21 Main Street, Keyworth, NG12 5AA (or the above email) or any member, with brief personal details in a note of up to 200 words.

Below you can find out more about what being a councillor involves; for a chat about what’s involved, contact the chairman, Andy Edyvean on cllr.edyvean@rushcliffe.gov.uk We look forward to meeting you!

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 are the champions of their community who invest time in local projects and issues to the benefit of residents and the neighbourhood. Councillors attend to local needs of residents, local groups and businesses, make decisions on local services, collaborate with district and borough councils to adhere to local needs, and progress vital projects to invest in the future of the community.

Getting elected
To stand for election or to be co-opted to a local council you must be:

– A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union
– 18 years of age or older
– Live in the parish or within 3 miles of it, or own property in it, or work in it

Click here to download Rushcliffe Borough Council’s PDF Be a Councillor guide. Here is an article about two local women who recently became parish councillors and what they have to say about their roles and balancing their home and councillor lives! Or watch the video below to find out why Lewis McAulay wanted to become a Parish Councillor