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Councillor Co-option Vacancies – April 2021

The Parish Council has two co-option vacancies and is seeking two community-minded people to become Councillors to work for the benefit of all residents of Haslington, Winterley and Oakhanger.

Parish Councillors are unpaid, often dedicating between 3 to 15 hours a month to their communities from a desire to see the best outcomes come for their village. Some Councillors are affiliated with a political party, though many of our current Councillors are independent. The Council operates on a politically neutral basis.

If you’re 18 or over, are registered as an elector in Haslington, Winterley or Oakhanger and are eager to make a positive impact in the village, here’s how to learn more about becoming co-opted as a Councillor:-

  1. Register your interest about the vacancies and you are more than welcome to have an informal chat about what’s involved with the Clerk. Please contact the Clerk by email: to arrange a time.
  2. Your registered interest needs to be registered by midnight on Sunday 9th May 2021
  3. Your application will be considered at the Parish Council’s meeting in May 2021 and a decision will be made.
  4. If successful, you’ll be required to complete some paperwork to formally become a Councillor
  5. You are then become a Parish Councillor and can start to help make a difference in the community of Haslington, Winterley and Oakhanger
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