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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 & New Barn Parish Council
*    Southfleet Parish Council
*    Stone Parish Council
*    Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley Parish Council
*    Swanscombe & 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.   The next full election for all Parish and Town Councillors in Dartford will be held on 7 May 2015

How do I apply?
Further information and guidance on becoming a Parish or Town Councillor is published by the Electoral Commission: - http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-and-community-council-elections-in-england-and-wales

Applications can be downloaded from the Electoral Commission, or by clicking here PDF, 213.15 KB

Last Updated: 27th October 2017 Print Link

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