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  • Parish Council Elections in May

    Parish Council Elections are in May – please see https://www.leighvillage.org.uk/parish-council/become-a-parish-councillor/ for more information.

    An update from the parish council

    May will soon be here, bringing with it election season. For those that are interested in standing as a parish councillor, here is some key information.

    Nomination packs are now available from the electoral commission and nominations can be submitted from the 12th March by hand at 4 venues until the 5th April with a 4pm deadline. This is also the deadline for nominations to be withdrawn from the election process.
    There are 7 seats on the parish council, so if 7 or less stand for council, then the election is uncontested and those that have stood will automatically be elected and there will be no formal
    election process. If, however there are more than 7 nominations, then the election is contested and a parish election will be held on the 2nd May, with those that have been elected as parish councillors taking office from the 7th May.
    I would invite anyone that is interested in standing as a parish councillor to get in touch with the clerk, as there is a lot more information available regarding dates, drop off venues, the process, responsibilities etc.

    You can also look at the links already posted to the website, as well as the below videos which are useful.

    1. What do parish and town councils do in your community? https://vimeo.com/907832696?share=copy
    2. What do parish and town councils do across Dorset? https://vimeo.com/907833217?share=copy
    3. Why becoming a parish or town councillor in Dorset matters https://vimeo.com/907833081?share=copy
    4. Parish and Town Councils are for Everyone https://vimeo.com/907832934?share=copy

     

  • Councillor Elections 2024


These pages include various Parish Council documents, information about contacting your council, along with dates and minutes of meetings. We aim to publish meeting agendas and minutes on this website and also on the village notice board by the village hall.

Members of the public are always welcome at meetings during an open discussion period.

The good councillor’s guide

This is a document explaining the roles of Parish and town Councilors. If you are considering standing for the Parish Council then please read this.

The good councillor’s guide