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Rempstone Village Welcomes You....

 

 

Rempstone Parish Council, the groups and associations who support the village and its events would like to thank everyone for all their continuing support.

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2nd MAY 2019

 

Now is your chance to get involved with the future of your village. On the 2nd May elections will be taking place and this is your chance to join the Parish Council. We’ve grouped together a little more information to see if its right for you!

 

What is a Parish Council?

A Parish Council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the parish.  It is the first tier of government and is closest to the community. A Parish Council forms a vital part of the community and is often the first place people go to with concerns or ideas.

 

What decisions do Parish Councils make?

Parish councils make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the local community.  Probably the most common topics that Parish Councils get involved with are planning matters (they are statutory consultees), crime prevention, allotments, managing open spaces and campaigning for and delivering better services and facilities.

Parish Councils have limited powers to make decisions, but do have the ability to negotiate with, and the power to influence other organisations that do make the final decisions. These organisations know that a Parish Council gives the best reflection of how a community feels about something.

 

Why become a Parish Councillor?

By becoming a Parish Councillor you become someone your community will look to for help, guidance and support, a community leader with the power to influence decisions for the benefit of the people you serve.  Seeing your community change for the better, as a result of decisions you have helped make, is something that can give you a sense of achievement and pride.

 

How much time does it take up?

Rempstone Parish Council usually meet six times a year for council meetings, to which members of the public are also invited.  Meetings may last two or three hours, depending on the agenda set for the meeting. In addition to the regular meetings, Councillors may be asked to attend other meeting representing the council, for example acting as a representative at community activities or helping develop a new project for the community. 

How long does a Parish Councillor serve for?

Following an election Parish Councillors serve a term of four years. After this time if they want to stay in the post they can then stand for re-election. 

 

Am I eligible to be a Parish Councillor?

To stand for election on a parish council, you must: 

  • be a UK or commonwealth citizen, or;
  • be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or;
  • be a citizen of another Member state of the European Union;
  • be a least 18 years old.

To be eligible to stand for an election for a particular parish, you must:

  • be an elector of the parish, or;
  • for the whole of the previous 12 months have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish, or;
  • during the previous 12 months have worked in the parish (as your principal or only place of work), or;
  • for the whole of the previous 12 months lived in the parish or within three miles of the parish boundary.

 

If you would like any more information please contact the Parish Clerk on rempstoneparishcouncil@gmail.com or 07795 246923.

 

Nomination packs can be requested directly from Rushcliffe Borough Council (https://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/elections/elections2019/) or via the Parish Clerk on the above details. The deadline for returning completed nomination forms to Rushcliffe Borough Council is 4pm on 3rd April 2019.

 

Even if becoming a Councillor is not for you please get involved by registering to vote and selecting which candidates you would like to represent your village on 2nd May 2019.