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What's it all about?

A parish council is the local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the parish. It’s the level of government closest to the community. 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 the decisions for the benefit of the people you serve.

Your work will bring about improvement through local projects, lobbying other service providers and working in partnership with other parishes and agencies. There is no remuneration and is a voluntary role. You are guided by the Nolan Principles (selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership) and act professionally in the community at all times.