Hadnall Parish Council                                        Back to Hadnall Village website home page
(Updated 11th May 2017)

The Parish Clerk (temporary)  Jane Whittaker (knowlesmere@gmail.com)

PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS

Councillor Mr Neil Duxbury - Chairman
Councillor Mr Nigel Clifford - Vice-Chairman
Councillor Mr Barry Bell
Councillor Mr Andrew Brisbourne
Councillor Mr Barrie Davies
Councillor Mr John Harrison - Chair of Planning Committee
Councillor Mrs Meriel Rees-Pullman
Councillor Mr Jim Slater
 
Dates of meetings for 2017 (7.30pm in the Village Hall)

Monday 10th July 2017
Monday 11th September 2017
Monday 13th November 2017

Shropshire's Final Community Led Plan Guidance

Parish Council Documents - Agendas, Minutes and other Documents


Become a Councillor ((3/4/15) guidance for councillors here)

Have you thought about becoming a parish or town councillor? As a councillor you can become a voice for your community and affect real change. Councillors are community
leaders and represent the aspirations of the public that they serve. Parish and town, councillors are the most local part of our democratic system, are closest to the public and can make a real difference to their neighbourhood.

You should consider becoming a parish or town councillor if:

•    You Want To Do Something Positive for Your Community

•    You Want To Spend Your Time Productively

•    You Can Think, Listen and Act Locally

Parish councillors are elected to represent a geographical area (known as a parish, or a ward where a large parish is divided up). They are elected by people who live in the area.

Councillors have three main areas of work:

•    Decision-making: through attending meetings and committees with other elected members, councillors decide which actμvμties to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented
•    Monitoring: councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working
•    Getting involved locally: as local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. This often depends on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available

The day-today work of a parish councillor may include:

•    going to meetings of local organisations such as tenants’ associations
•    going to meetings of bodies that affect the wider community, such as the police, the Highways Authority, schools and colleges
•    taking up issues on behalf of members of the public, such as making representations to the district or borough council
•    running a surgery for residents to bring up issues
•    meeting with individual residents in their own homes

Am I eligible to stand? Most people can. However there are a few rules. You have to be:
•    a British citizen, or a citizen ofthe Commonwealth or the European Union, and
•    18 years or older on the day you become nominated for election

You cannot stand for election if you:

•    are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order
•    have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine
•    work for the council you want to become a councillor for

There are specific rules around candidacy. The full range of disqualifications for candidates is quite complex and some exceptions may apply. Full details can be found on the website of
the National Association of Local Councils.