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12 November 2021

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If you care about the area you live or work in, you could become a Parish Councillor. Thurston Parish Council has four vacancies for the role of Councillor and urgently needs more people to join this very busy Council.

Become a part of the future of Thurston.

Affect real change and become a voice for your community.

Councillors are elected to the local council to represent their local community, so they must either live or work in the area. Becoming a Councillor is both a rewarding and privileged form of public service. You will be in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people’s daily lives and prospects.

Research tells us that people are most concerned about issues such as crime, schools, transport and the environment. As your local council we can and do make a difference on all these issues and many more, and so can you as a local Councillor. 

Councillors have 3 main areas of work: 

  • Decision making – by attending meetings and joining dedicated committees, decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.

  • Monitoring – ensure all decisions lead to efficient and effective services.

  • Local representation – towards constituents and local organisations, such as attending meetings with bodies that affect the wider community – Police, Highways, Schools, District and County Council. 

If you would like further information please visit the Role of A Parish Councillor Page under the Parish Council page on this website or use this link to be redirected.

For an informal chat on the role of a Parish Councillor please contact the Parish Clerk, Mrs Vicky Waples on 01359 232854 (Wednesdays and Fridays) or visit the Parish Council Offices on Fridays 10.30am to 3.30pm - observing social distancing rules or send an email for more informaiton: Info@thurstonparishcouncil.gov.uk