Parish council has two vacancies after two councillors step down
YOU could represent the people of Stoney Stanton on the parish council.
Two vacancies have come up after the resignation of councillors Stephen Purser and Shane Reynolds.
A notice on the parish council website said: “Being a Parish Councillor is an important role as you will help to shape and control what we do for the village.
“The Parish Council is facing an exciting and challenging time in which we will have to balance what we can fund with what local people want.”
The council meets once a month with occasional meetings in between.
No specialist skills or knowledge are required for the role and training is available if needed.
Candidates must be over 18 and for the last 12 months have lived in or within three miles of the parish, owned or rented land or a premises there, and worked there.
The council said: “Being a Councillor is rewarding and valuable work for our community.
“If you would like to talk to some- one about what’s involved please ask and we will arange that.”
Council leaders hope to fill the roles before the next elections, which are in May 2019.
Applications should state why you want to be a councillor and any relevant experience or special areas of interest that you have.
They can be sent by letter or email and must be with the clerk by December 24.
The applications will be considered at council on January 8.
Send in your application by email to [email protected]ton.co.uk or by post to Miss R A Ward, Parish Clerk, SSPC, 83 Kirkby Road, Barwell, LE9 8FR.