Somerby Parish Council

Serving the people of Burrough On The Hill, Leesthorpe, Pickwell and Somerby

Clerk: Kathryn Staley
20 The Field, Somerby, Melton
Mowbray, Leics LE14 2PT

Tel: 01664 454529

Parish Council Elections 2019

Parish Council Elections 2019

Want to be the voice of your community, make your community safer, ensure there are homes for everyone, help the environment and improve where you live? Then become a Councillor! Now is a great time to get involved as Borough and Parish Elections are coming up in May 2019.

Local councils deliver hugely important services which affect the lives of people every day. Being a Councillor means you can play a part in shaping those services and make a difference to people's lives. It's also about representing residents' views on a variety of issues and being a real voice for the community. "Be the Voice of Your Community" is part of a nationwide initiative to encourage potential community leaders in standing as a Councillor.

To find out more about the Borough and Parish Councillor role and how to apply, Melton Borough Council is running a special event on Monday 11 February at 6 p.m. at the Council Offices, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray.

The event aims to highlight the responsibilities and challenges of representing people in their communities and encourage those interested in supporting their community to stand as a Councillor, either as a Parish or Borough Councillor. The event is designed to help people find out what it takes to become a local Councillor and will cover the nomination process and standing for election, the role of a Councillor and what support is available.

To book in contact democracy@melton.gov.uk or ring 01664 502441.

How to get nominated:

Each candidate must be nominated by a separate nomination paper, signed by a proposer and a seconder who are registered electors in the Parish or Parish Ward in which you are to stand.

You must give your consent to your nomination in writing.

All these documents must be submitted to the returning Officer by noon, 19 working days before polling day.

No deposit is required to stand as a parish Councillor.

Posted: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 20:17 by Kathryn Staley

Tags: Parish Council, Elections