Parish Council vacancies

The Burgh and Tuttington Parish Council are looking to fill two vacancies for Councillors. As the name suggests, Councillors represent resident’s interests in all parts of the parish of Burgh and Tuttington. The Council likes to have representation across both villages where possible.

To be eligible to be a Parish Councillor you must fulfil the following criteria:

  • be a citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, Republic of Ireland, a citizen of another Member state of the European Union (for now)
  • be at least 18 years old.
  • To be eligible to stand for an election for a particular parish, you must:
  • be an elector of the parish; or
  • in the past 12 months have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish; or
  • work in the parish (as your principal or only place of work); or
  • live within three miles of the parish boundary.

You don’t have to be connected to a political party.

If you do become a parish councillor you will have to sign up to the Code of Conduct.

A Parish Council is the form of government closest to the community.

If you want to know more about what a Parish Council does, there is a good description on this website.

The legal powers of a Parish Council are listed here.

If you want to know more, or to be considered as a candidate for election or co-option, please contact the Parish Clerk, Joe Winterbourne by following this link.