Parish Council Elections, apply now!

Apr 3, 2024

Westmorland and Furness Council is calling on all community heroes to step up and become a parish, or town councillor in the 2 May 2024 elections.

What do councillors do?

Local councillors are the champions of their community who invest time in local projects and issues to the benefit of residents and the neighbourhood.

Councillors attend to the local needs of residents, local groups and businesses, make decisions on local services, collaborate with Westmorland and Furness Council to adhere to local needs, and progress vital projects to invest in the future of their communities.

What do councils do?

Councils lead on community services such as footpaths, public seating and litter bins, but also larger projects such as the running of local transport and climate change initiatives.

These activities are funded by a local tax, called a precept, which is determined by the council. and comes out of your Council Tax

How much time does it take?

The National Association of Local Councils Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work.

Council work often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking to local groups and bodies on behalf of the council.

Can I stand for election?

You must be:

  • A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Live in an area that is served by a local council

Which councils have elections in 2024?

Colton Parish Council elections are being held on 2nd May and you have an opportunity to apply for election to Colton Parish Council, please see the attached notice for details of how to apply..

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