There is a vacancy for the position of Councillor at Goring-on-Thames Parish Council
The eligibility criteria to be a Parish Councillor are that you must be:
- British or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union.
- At least 18 years old.
- Registered to vote in the area or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months before an election.
You can’t be a councillor if you:
- Work for the council you want to be a councillor for, or for another local authority in a political restricted post.
- Are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order.
- Have been sentenced to prison for three months or more (including suspended sentences) during the 5 years before election day.
- Have been convicted of a corrupt or illegal practice by an election court.
- Are subject to the notification requirement of or under Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
You may be disqualified following a conviction under the Localism Act 2011.
Further details available on the Electoral Commission’s website www.electoralcommission.org.uk
For a summary of the roles and responsibilities of a parish councillor and an introduction to the work of the Parish Council, take a look around www.goringparishcouncil.gov.uk or discuss with the clerk or any councillor.
If no election is called, the vacancy will be filled by co-option (details of the co-option process will follow if this is the case)