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Becoming a Councillor

Who can be a Parish Councillor?

  • A British, Commonwealth, or European Union citizen
  • Over 18 years old
  • An elector in the Parish for at least a year, or
  • Lived within three miles of the Parish boundary for at least a year, or
  • Worked mainly in the parish for at least a year

Who can’t be a Parish Councillor?

  • Anyone with a bankruptcy restriction or interim order
  • Anyone working for that Parish Council
  • Anyone convicted of an offence with a prison sentence of more than 3 months
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