Parish Councillor Vacancy

Applications for co-option onto the Parish Council are warmly invited. The position is open to eligible candidates who wish to take an active part in the decision-making process of the Parish and to represent the interests of the whole community. Parish Council meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month (except August), starting at 8pm.

Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 24th November 2017

Information about the Parish Council and the role of a parish councillor can be found here.

If you’re interested in becoming a parish councillor then please submit a short statement, outlining the experience, skills and knowledge that you can bring to the role and your reasons for wishing to become a parish councillor.

Statements must be submitted, by email or hard copy, to Selina Jobson, Parish Clerk at: clerk(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign); or 51 Tyning Road, Winsley, BA15 2JN, by 5pm on Friday 24th November 2017.

The Parish Council will consider applications at its meeting on Tuesday 5th December 2017.


Eligibility: Please note, applicants must be at least 18 years old and a British citizen, or an eligible Commonwealth or EU citizen. Applicants must also meet at least one of the following four qualifications:

  • be registered as a local government elector for the parish from the day of nomination onwards;
  • have occupied, as owner or tenant, land or other premises in the parish during the whole of the past 12 months;
  • their main or only place of work during the past 12 months has been in the parish; or
  • have lived in the parish or within three miles of it during the whole of the past 12 months.