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Becoming a Councillor


Are you interested in joining the Parish Council?

A councillor is a member of the parish council and is normally elected for a term of four years.  People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councillor for Bunwell, although their personal or political views should not extend into their parish council work.

Becoming a parish councillor is a rewarding and valued form of public service. All councillors contribute to the work of the Parish Council by:


  • Having a say about the things they care about

  • Putting forward ideas for better services

  • Responding to the needs and views of parishioners

  • Seeking the best outcome to local issues

  • Getting involved in decision making

  • Helping to make Bunwell a better place to live!


We normally meet on the first Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall.  Meetings commence at 7.30pm lasting around 1-2 hours. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.

You can find out more about the role of the parish councillor by reading our Information Leaflet.

Our Co-option Policy will give you more information together with a Co-option Application form.  If you are successful in becoming a Parish Councillor, helpful training is available and the Clerk and other Councillors will be happy to guide you or advise on procedures.


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