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Become a Parish Councillor


The Parish Council has vacancies for Parish Councillors and we would invite those interested in representing the community to contact the Clerk Huw Roberts on wickhamskeithpc@hotmail.com or 0777 180 8677.

Your village really does NEED YOU and we would welcome interest from anyone currently living within Wickham Skeith


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The Role of a Parish Councillor

Each councillor has their own reasons for running but the role offers the chance to make a huge difference to the quality of life for people in your local area.

To appreciate what is involved in being a Parish Councillor you need to know what a Parish Council is, and what it can and cannot do. We also have to get the image of the Vicar of Dibley out of our mind. So curiously, starting with the negative, the Parish Council is nothing to do with the Church or the Diocese; nor is it a voluntary and community sector body.

“Your Parish Council is the local authority closest to the Electorate.”

Being an effective councillor requires both commitment.  Councillors have to balance the needs and interests of residents and the council.

To find out more about being a Councillor please look at the following documents:

Be A Councillor

It Takes All Sorts

 Training is available and support will be found from colleagues, the Clerk to the Council, as well as from the Suffolk Association of Local Councils, a body affiliated to the National Association of Local Councils.

 All Councillors retire after a four year term, but casual vacancies may well arise in the intervening period. It is a useful way of seeing if you like being a local Councillor to take a seat for a short period before the next full elections.

If you want to do more for your community, if you want to spend your time productively, and if you can think, listen and act locally, and you want have an informal chat about becoming a councillor, contact the Council Chair or the Clerk, or speak to any of the current councillors.