Willoughby on the Wolds Parish Council needs you!

The current four year electoral cycle of local parish councils is drawing to a close. New parish councils will be elected in the Willoughby on Thursday the 4th May, 2023.

If you are 18 or over and feel you could make a useful contribution towards running the parish council please do seek nomination.As a local councillor you can become a voice for your village as you would represent the interests of your community.   You can find further information on the Rushcliffe website. The deadline for nominations is 4pm on the 4th of April

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