The Chairman and members of Uplyme Parish Council wish to express their sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family following the death of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
Uplyme needs you!
In common with its neighbour over the border in Lyme Regis, Uplyme Parish Council will have several vacancies from 11th May, after an uncontested election. (Only seven councillors of the ten allowed stood for re-election.)
Anyone interested is asked to contact the Clerk or a Councillor with a short note about what they’d like to bring to the Council. The Council is especially keen to find female and younger candidates, to better represent the interests of everyone in the parish.
The procedure is that applicants are invited for an informal chat with the Council, and then, a vote is taken on who to co-opt. The successful applicants take up their position at the next meeting after they have signed a “declaration of acceptance of office”.
A short introduction to what councillors do is here on the web site, or you can talk to any existing councillors for an idea of what to expect.
You can also find out more on the technicalities of being a Councillor on the Council’s web site, under the Governance page.