A Parish Councillor’s primary role is to represent their ward or division and the people who live in it. Parish Councillors provide a bridge between the community and the Parish Council. As well as being an advocate for local residents and signposting them to the right people, they also make sure that they are informed about the issues that affect them.
Parish Councillors are the essence of local democracy and have a vital role in speaking and acting on behalf of the communities they represent.
Councillors are from the local community and represent the views and concerns of those who elect them. They understand local concerns, debate issues within council meetings and use their best judgement to make decisions. They are typically unpaid but the Parish Council has the power to approve the payment of expenses incurred whilst on official business.
The role of a Parish Councillor is not just confined to meetings - many are active in other community areas and bring that expertise and knowledge to the council meeting to benefit all. Councillors are often asked for advice or help and it is their responsibility to seek an answer or solution through the actions of the Parish Council.
Stanton under Bardon Parish Council consists of 5 elected Councillors who serve for a four year term. All Parish Councillors are elected or co-opted. If you would like to become a councillor or find out more about what they do then please read What is a Councillor or contact the Parish Clerk for more information.