Parish Councillor

Responsible to

All people resident within the Parish

Regular liaison with

Other councillors, local authorities, residents

Period of service

Four years with possible extension.


This is a voluntary position with some expenses able to be paid in certain cases.

Main purpose

Representing the views of all residents within your parish.

Secondary purpose

  • As part of a local council you will have responsibility for running local services which may include: open spaces, play areas, village halls, community car schemes and potentially much more.
  • Deciding on how much to raise through the council tax in order to deliver your council’s services.
  • Influencing and shaping the long term development policy for the parish, and as part of the planning process, comment on planning applications in the parish.
  • Improve the quality of life and the environment in their local area.
  • Working to identify issues which are important to the lives of the residents you represent.
  • Working to bring about improvements through local projects, lobbying other service providers and working in partnership with other parishes and agencies.