Be a Parish Councillor
Do you care about Long Ashton or Leigh Woods? Do you want the opportunity to make a difference in YOUR community? Then why not think about putting your name forward to be co-opted onto the Parish Council.
Contact the clerk if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor - at the moment there are two vacancies for the Long Ashton ward. See here to see a leaflet about becoming a councillor and on Parish Councils and Councillors for more information about them.
Long Ashton Parish Council has 21 Councillors – 19 representing Long Ashton and 2 Leigh Woods. Council and committee meeting have traditionally been held on a Monday evening. Some of the present Councillors have years of experience and others just a few months. If you’ve not done this before (or even if you have) training will be available to help you settle into the role.
Firstly are you qualified? The answer is probably yes if you are over 18, a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union, and you have a connection to the area - ie you are on the Electoral Register, live in or near the Parish or work there. For a detailed description of qualification and those things that disqualify you see here .
http://www.beacouncillor.org.uk/ has lots of reasons why you might want tolook at further at being a Councillor.
If you would like more information please contact a current councillor or the clerk.