The councillors that make up the Parish Council are local people who are accountable solely to Oulton Broad and provide a democratic local voice; often taking on case work, raising queries and lobbying for action on behalf of their residents. Most importantly, their focus is entirely on the local area, prioritising the needs of the area and pushing for change and improvements.
It is important for parish councils that local people stand as candidates to ensure that the council is made up of people who truly understand the issues and priorities for the area. The best local councils are made up of a diverse range of local people, each bringing to the council their own life experiences and their own passion for the local area.
Usually parish councillors are unpaid and do not receive an allowance. In most councils, councillors only claim for expenses they have incurred in the course of their duties so that they are reimbursed for monies they have spent rather than receiving any additional pay.
The Council has one vacancy for a councillor. However if you are interested, please let me know you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop in and see me in the office.