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Working for Wye - past, present and future

Are you concerned about the future of Wye?

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Do you care about your community? If so, you could make a great parish councillor. The role is unpaid, but very varied and it involves contributing to decisions on local policies and issues that affect residents. Between the monthly council and committee meetings there are less formal working group meetings. The role of a parish councillor includes being actively involved and accountable in grass roots democracy and providing representation, helping to sustain local services and facilities, and making things happen for the benefit of the community. The Parish Council is also involved with some exciting projects. You can find out more about these in the Community Matters section of this website.

Wye with Hinxhill is one of nearly 10,000 local councils in England. The National Association of Local Councils considers that local councils 'are perfectly placed to be the front line in rebuilding community cohesion in divided Britain and addressing the issues of austerity and local public service delivery. As democratic, accountable and transparent grassroots bodies, local councils can bridge these gaps by engaging with people directly in the neighbourhoods in which they live, to rebuild community and make decisions about and invest in local economic, environmental and social prosperity. Ultra-localism is the only way to rebuild community and local services in an age of division and austerity.'

In order to be eligible, potential parish councillors must meet certain legal criteria. Please contact the Parish Clerk to find out more and how you can make a difference. Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council has two seats available for co-option and a casual vacancy. Before you commit yourself until May 2023 why not attend a few meetings as a member of the public? You can download agenda and minutes and see what the role entails. Agendas are published at least three working days in advance of each meeting. The minutes are published after they are approved at the following meeting.

Posted: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 12:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: National Association of Local Councils, Notice of Vacancy, Ultra-localism, Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council