Do you care about your community and are keen to serve the members of the public? Have you lived within the Miserden Parish (The Camp, Miserden, Sudgrove, Whiteway and Wishanger) for the last 12 consecutive months? Are you available the last Wednesday of the month to attend council meetings in Miserden or Whiteway at least six months of the year?
If you answered yes to the above, there is currently a casual vacancy on the council, and you may just be the person for the role.
If you are keen to serve the people of this parish, are on the Electoral Roll, have no criminal convictions in the past five years, and are not currently involved in a bankruptcy case, you are eligible to sit for the Parish Council.1
All interested parties for this post should submit a letter2 addressed to
the Parish Clerk, Arreton Cottage, Miserden, as soon as possible.
If more than one qualified person puts their name forward, the candidates will be discussed at the next full council meeting on May 25th and a vote taken3.
The term of a parish councillor is 4 years; however, as this is a mid-term co-option to fill a casual vacancy, the term will last until the next general election in May 2025, where you are eligible to run for election, if you so wish.
This is a voluntary position, i.e., there is no monitory remuneration. You will, however, receive professional training, and have the full support of the GAPTC, Miserden Parish Council and the clerk to the council to assist you. Click here to read more about what we are looking for in a councillor: https://miserdenparishcouncil.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2022/05/Councillor-person-description.pdf
1see https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1972/70/part/V/crossheading/qualifications-and-disqualifications/2011-03-24?wrap=true&view=extent for a full list of qualifications and disqualifications.)
2(Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006, r5/2(a)),
3The candidates are welcome to attend this council meeting as a member of the public, and have the right to be present during the discussion and vote, but do not have the right to participate in the discussion.
(Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006, SI 2006/3305 r 5(5).