Election Process to become a Parish Councillor
Parish councillors are elected by the public and serve four-year terms. Following elections, councils appoint a chair, or town mayor in town councils.
Parish councillors were unpaid positions until 2004 when allowance schemes were introduced to encourage more people to stand.
Allowances, which tend not to be very large are at the discretion of the individual councils and they often choose to maintain a strictly unpaid status.
The Nomination and Election process are detailed below.
For further details or to arrange to meet for an informal chat about becoming a parish councillor, please contact Eirwen Tagg, Parish Manager at
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01908 606613.