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Notice of Casual Vacancies – co-option of Parish Councillors

Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council has casual vacancies for two Parish Councillors.

This is your opportunity to make a difference in your community. A Parish Council is a body of eligible volunteer Councillors with a Chairman and Vice Chairman. Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council has 8 Councillors of which 6 have now been re-elected for a term of 4 years following an un-contested election on the 5th May 2016.

The Parish Council obtains its funding from the local element of residents council tax which is listed separately on residents council tax bills as the parish element.

Councillors are volunteers and as such receive no payment. They give their time freely to attend meetings. There are 11 programmed full council meetings which are held on the first Monday of each month commencing at 7.30 pm.

Skills and experience that the Parish Council are particularly looking for are:

  • Parent/s with children at Clifton Primary School to provide a link and insight into the work of the school
  • Resident/s able to support the practical skills already provided by councillors

Any person wishing to serve as a Councillor should send a one page resume to or complete an application form (available to download below or from the Clerk on request) by the deadline of 5pm on Tuesday 31 May 2016; giving some details and information about yourself and your background and why you wish to become a Parish Councillor.

This will enable Councillors to elect, based on skills and experience at the Parish Council meeting on Monday 6 June 2016.

Should you wish to speak to someone further about, for instance, responsibilities and time commitment before making application, please contact:

Marion Nash (Chair)                     07710 624867
Alastair Robinson (Vice-Chair)    07771 945290

Please read the notes on qualifications and disqualifications prior to submitting your application.


co-option application form 31 May 2016