If you are passionate about your local area, why not stand as a candidate for Woughton Community Council, the award winning local council covering 7 residential and 2 industrial estates in Milton Keynes.  
Being a local councillor means you can make real change in your community.  
You can currently apply for 'co-option' onto the council, as there are vacancies on Eaglestone, Beanhill, Coffee Hall and Netherfield. You can submit an application using this online form -,  
or you can contact us for more details.  
Closing date for applications is midnight on 11th September 2023 
If you are interested in becoming a councillor, get in touch with us for an informal chat, more information or for us to answer any questions or queries you may have. We shall also be holding another 'Information Evening' on 6th September 2023, starting at 6pm, held at the Council Chambers. Info HERE 
Call the office at 01908 395681 or email us at and let us know your ideas. 
Can I become a parish/town councillor? 
The easy answer is, “almost definitely”. 
As long as you are: 
At least 18 years old on the day of your nomination 
A British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union 
You must also meet at least one of the following four qualifications: 
You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards 
You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election. 
Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish area. 
You have lived in the parish area or within 4.8 kilometres of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election. 
If you are unsure, get in touch and we can talk it through.  
Why Woughton?  
Woughton Community Council is committed to supporting our councillors in thier role and had a range of options in place: 
A fully funded training programme 
Dedicated officer support 
Wellbeing and emotional support, if needed 
Access to space for surgeries, including a mobile 'trailer' 
Allowances that recognise the demands* 
A range of services to support residents 
With 19 elected representatives covering our parish, support and mentoring helps ensure all who join us are provided with support to develop into the role. 
*Allowances are allocated to ensure that ALL in our community are able to be councillors if they choose to. This funding means nobody should be out of pocket as a result of public service.  
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