EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS 2019
Information regarding the European Parliamentary Elections taking place on May 23 2019, can be found on the Notice Board on this website by clicking here
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS – 2 MAY 2019
Who can be a Parish Councillor?
Anyone can be elected as a Councillor* if they are:
• A British, Commonwealth, Irish, or European Union citizen
• At least 18 years old
• Either on the list of electors for the parish, or during the whole of the previous twelve months has:
• Occupied land in the parish as an owner or tenant
• Had a principal place of work in the parish
• Resided in, or within three miles, of the parish
*Please be aware a person is however disqualified from being a Councillor if they:
a) hold any paid employment or office in the local authority that they seek election to or
b) are the subject of a ‘bankruptcy restrictions order’ or other interim order or
c) have, within five years before the day of election or since their election, been convicted of
any offence and has had passed on them a sentence of imprisonment of at least three months
(whether suspended or not) without the option of a fine or
d) has been found guilty of corrupt or illegal practices or responsible for incurring unlawful
expenditure and the court ordered their disqualification.
Code of Conduct:
Each local council must adopt a Code of Conduct that is in line
with the Nolan principles which apply to the conduct of people in public life.
The code deals with Councillors’ obligations about their conduct including the registration and disclosure of their interests
Register of interests
Parish and Town Councillors must complete a ‘register of members’ pecuniary interests’ form. This is a requirement of the code of conduct.
Cotswold District Council holds the register of interests (opens in a new window) for Parish Councillors in this area. The Register may also be inspected at the Cotswold District Council offices at Trinity Road, Cirencester, during normal office hours.
Parishioners have the right to view the accounts during a specified 30 day period each year which must include, by law, the first 10 days of July. The ‘Inspection Period’ will be advertised on the Parish Notice Boards 10 days in advance.
Click on the link below for a guide to exercising your right to view Parish, Town and District Council accounts