Friday 4th June 2021
Vacancy For A Parish Councillor
We have one vacant seat on Wrotham Parish Council if you are
- Aged 18 or over? Lived or worked in Wrotham or within 3 miles of Wrotham for over a year?
- Are enthusiastic and committed to making a difference to our community?
Then why not consider becoming a parish councillor….
What do parish councils do? As elected representatives of the community, the council seeks to make life enjoyable for the people of Wrotham. In the past, this has included building a new village pavilion, assisting the mum’s of Wrotham Park Life to achieve the new children’s play area and working with Kent County Council to renew the pavements in the High Street. Our current project is to replace all our aging streetlights with new LED technology complete with heritage lanterns in all of the conservation areas of the parish. The Parish Council is also responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of various areas within the village.
What’s the role of a councillor? We have 9 seats on the council, and members are supported by a part time Clerk. The council meets on the 1st Wednesday evening of each month, to consider items of business and make decisions for actions. The council also has numerous committees that meet on an ad-hoc basis when necessary. Many councillors are also involved in other ways on a voluntary basis in their community. Whilst parish councillors are volunteers they may claim expenses as necessary and full training is available.
Could you be a councillor? We are seeking active and committed applicants; councillors need to be able to spend approximately 10 hours per months on parish council activities including meetings and getting involved with new projects around the village. Councillors also need to be IT literate and have facilities to access emails and documents sent via the internet.
We currently have an energetic and forward thinking team on our parish council – please consider joining us and making a real difference to your community.