BECOME A COUNCILLOR AND MAKE A CHANGE
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.
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.
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.