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Crowthorne Parish Council
COULD I BE A COUNCILLOR?
Councillor are elected to represent an individual geographical unit on the council known as a ward or -
What is a Councillor?
Councillors have three main components to their work.
What do Councillors do?
Visiting your council is the best way to find out what happens there. Give the council a call and find out when its next public meeting happens. By law ordinary people are allowed to be present at most council business.
Quite often councillors say that their duties occupy them for about three hours a week. Obviously there are some councillors who spend more time then this -
How much time does it take up?
Am I qualified?
In the case of sitting member of parish or community council you can also satisfy the criteria to be elected if you have lived in the council area or within 3 miles of it for the whole of the 12 moths preceding the “relevant day”.
You cannot stand for election if you
The Electoral Commission have issued the following information for anyone wishing to stand to be a parish or town councillor:
• overview of the election process for standing as a parish or town councillor http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/141783/Overview-
• guidance and resources for standing as a parish or town councillor http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-
For further information contact the monitoring Officer at Bracknell Forest Council on 01344 771251 or view the Bracknell Forest website at: https://www.bracknell-