We need a member of the community to join the Parish Council.

The Parish Council is now looking to co-opt a councillor to fill a recent casual vacancy. Being a Parish Councillor is a great opportunity to work for the community and help decide how to meet the concerns of residents and what is best for Effingham.  It helps if you’re a ‘people person’ who enjoys talking to other residents but, more importantly, you need to have the concerns and best interests of the parish as a whole at heart. Councillors are community leaders and should represent the aspirations of the public that they serve.

Parish councils are the most local part of our democratic system and are closest to the public. Councillors are there to consider the information gathered and make a group decision on all matters, keeping in mind the best interest of the community as a whole. No individual Councillor is responsible for any single decision.

If you would like to become a Parish Councillor please speak to any of our current Councillors or contact the Parish Council Clerk  Jon Short.

A good introduction into becoming a parish councillor can be found here.

Deadline for applications: Friday 16th October 2020