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Burton Overy Parish Council

Serving the people of Burton Overy

Church

Clerk: Kate Barker
Springside House, Scotland
Lane, Burton Overy, Leicester
LE8 9DR

Tel: 07827 797125

Why become a Councillor?

Being a Parish Councillor is an enjoyable way of contributing to your community, and helping to make it a better place to live and work.

Will I get paid for being a Councillor?

Councillors do not receive a salary.

Am I qualified?

Yes – most people are. However there are a few rules:

You have to be: •A British subject, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union and be 18 years of age or over •A local government elector for the council area for which you want to stand; or •Have during the whole of the 12 months preceding that day occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the council area; or •Have during that same period had your principal or only place of work in the council area; or •During that 12 month period resided in the council area

You cannot become a Parish Councillor if you: •Are subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order •Have, within five years, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine •You work for the council you want to become a councillor for (but you can work for other local authorities, including the principal authorities that represent the same area).

Our councillors are all elected or co-opted onto the Council. Attending a meeting is the best way to find out more about the work of the Council. if you would like to become a councillor or find out more about what they do then please follow the links below.

  • The good councillor's guide (PDF, 1.7 Mb)

    A useful guide for new councillors explaining the rules and procedures for local councils

  • It takes all sorts (PDF, 5.2 Mb)

    A publication from the National Association of Local Councils explaining the role of a Parish Councillor.