Guide Become a Parish or Town councillor

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7. Get more information

Local councils are elected once every four years but vacancies do come up from time to time.  You can gain a lot by attending council meetings as an observer.

Contact details for parish and town councils in the District

Useful links for parishes and towns

Find out about election rules and elections/by-elections by contacting the Electoral Services Team on 01395 517402

Useful information and experiences of other councillors can be found at the New Councillor Hub, managed by the Local Government Association.