As part of the management of the Covid19 pandemic, Uplyme Parish Council with the advice of the government have published regulations to permit remote council meetings (PDF).
Next remote Full Council meeting (Zoom) – Wednesday, 13th January 2021
The Parish Council is up for election in May, and it’s not too early to think about standing. This is the first of a few news items that explain a bit more about what is involved and how to apply.
Younger people and women aren’t well-represented on the current council – do you think you could help to represent some different views in the parish?
Whilst the process for application is relatively easy, it is strict and if not followed exactly, will result in disappointment and rejection for the wrong reasons! The rules are there to ensure that only those who are eligible to stand for election in our community are considered and that those put forward have agreed to stand for election.
Parish Councillors are elected by the public and serve four year terms in office. Uplyme Parish Council does not pay allowances, but does reimburse approved mileage and certain expenses. Meetings are held in the Village Hall on the second Wednesday evening of every month, so you don’t have far to go.
If you wish to stand as a councillor you must satisfy these requirements:
You cannot stand for election if you: