Cllr Sheila Marvin

Declaration of interests

Tel: 01638 730465

North Ward Elected May 2015

Cllr Tracey Peel

Tel: 01638 730935

Declaration of interests

South Ward Elected May 2015

Cllr Ian Jackson

Tel: 01638 730760

Declaration of interests

South Ward Elected May 2015

Cllr Claire Elbrow (Vice Chair)

Tel: 01638 731513

Declaration of interests

South Ward Elected May 2015

Cllr James Hadlow

Tel: 01638 730222

Declaration of interests

South Ward Co-opted June 2015
 

VACANCY

 

North Ward VACANCY

Cllr Jaquilyn Hascombe-Brook

Tel: 07765 255178

Declaration of interests

South Ward Co-opted September 2016

Cllr Sallie Thomas

Tel: 01638 731787

Declaration of interests

South Ward Co-opted May 2015

Cllr Brent Nobel

Tel: 01638 730424

Declaration of interests

North Ward Co-opted June 2015

Cllr Sue Willows

Tel: 01638 662869

Declaration of interests

North Ward Co-opted September 2015

Cllr Jane Gibson

Tel: 01638 665512

Declaration of interests

North Ward Co-opted January 2016

How to become a Councillor

Elections take place every four years. The conduct of these elections is governed by statutory procedure. Elections are advertised in advance according to a strict timetable. Candidates have to be proposed and seconded by electors of the parish.  Any British or EU citizen, or qualifying Commenwealth citizen, is eligible to be elected as a local councillor if, on the day of the election, he is at least 18 years of age and is either a) a local government elector in the council’s area; or b) he has during the last 12 months preceding that day occupied as owner or tenant any premises in the council’s area; or c) his principle or only place of work during that 12 months has been in the council’s area; or d) during the whole of those 12 months he has resided either in the council’s area or within 3 miles of it.  There are a few cases in which people may be disqualified from being elected.
It is also possible to become a councillor between elections if an existing member resigns and a ‘casual vacancy’ is created. The process of filling the vacancy by co-option is governed by statutory legislation.  The vacancy is advertised for a fixed period of time and, unless at least ten electors or more request a poll during this time, the vacancy may be filled by co-option at a parish council meeting.  Anyone applying for the vacancy must fulfil the same criteria as described above.   To read about the co-option process please refer to the ‘adopted policy and procedures’ page