Parish in search for new faces
Council want candidates
PEOPLE being encouraged to put themselves forward to join a parish council later this year.
The chairman of Gerrards Cross Parish Council has appealed for people to stand as candidates when the new parish council is elected on May 7.
Some existing councillors are expected to stand down ahead of the election, so chairman Chris Brown is keen for new faces to join the organisation.
The parish council deals with wide ranging issues and works with the district and county councils to improve Gerrards Cross.
Mr Brown says that 2015 will be an exciting and challenging time to join the parish council and that he is keen to welcome new faces to the job.
He said: “In April, we will be taking over aspects of highways maintenance, including grass cutting, hedge cutting and footpath maintenance, and possibly more to follow.
“We are also making major headway in improving our commons, with new play equipment installed and also working with the Forestry Commission on long-term
“With a record level of planning applications and the move towards online paperless plane, this is another exciting and challenging area of development.
“The Best Kept Village competition will be a great opportunity to showcase our village and the work done by the council working with residents and other organisations.”
It has not yet been announced which councillors will be standing down before the election, but people are encouraged to put themselves forward for election before the end of March.
Anyone over the age of 18 can stand as a parish councillor.
Mr Brown added: “It is for people who are passionate about Gerrards Cross and who want to put thoughts into action by joining the parish council and making a difference.”
To find out more about how to stand, contact the parish office on 01753 888 018.
It is for people
who are passionate about Gerrards