Parish coun­cil has two va­can­cies af­ter two coun­cil­lors step down

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS -

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]­ or by post to Miss R A Ward, Parish Clerk, SSPC, 83 Kirkby Road, Bar­well, LE9 8FR.

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