Name: Becoming a Parish or Town Councillor
Description: Becoming a Parish or Town Councillor

Becoming a Parish or Town Councillor

Becoming a Parish or Town Councillor

What is a Parish/Town Council?
A parish council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the parish/town.  It is the level government closest to the community, with Dartford Borough Council above it in the hierarchy.

In Dartford there are seven Parish Councils and one Town Council: -

*    Bean parish Council
*    Darenth Parish Council
*    Longfield and New Barn Parish Council
*    Southfleet Parish Council
*    Stone Parish Council
*    Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley Parish Council
*    Swanscombe and Greenhithe Town Council
*    Wilmington Parish Council

You can find further information about the Parish Councils here 

How long does a councillor serve for?
Once elected, councillors sit on the council for a maximum of four years.  If they then want to stay in the post they can stand for re-election.

How do I apply?
Further information and guidance on becoming a Parish or Town Councillor is published by the Electoral Commission: - Electoral-commission

Applications can be downloaded from the Electoral Commission, or by clicking here PDF, 226.64 KB

Last Updated: 14th February 2020