Parish Council Elections

Published: 01 March 2019

On 2nd May there will be elections for the Parish Council. As part of the local council you will have responsibility for running local services, deciding on how much to raise through the council tax, influencing and shaping the long term development policy for the parish, and as part of the planning process, comment on planning applications in the parish. If you wish to improve the quality of life and the environment in the local area and help deliver local projects then consider standing as a candidate for the Parish Council. The main meetings are just once a month, in the evenings, except August when there is no meeting.

The village is a busy place at the moment, monitoring the science vale enterprise zone, and the planned area for the Didcot Garden Town, the Oxford Cambridge expressway, as well as overseeing the Neighbourhood Plan, community infrastructure spending, and beginning to focus on plans for improvements to the recreation ground and creating a new burial area within the cemetery.

If you wish to be part of these exciting times, then for further information on standing as a candidate for the Council, as well as the nomination pack, go to the Electoral Commission’s website. https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk. If you have difficulties with this site then contact the elections office at the Vale of White Horse District Council at elections@southandvale.gov.uk, or the Parish Clerk may be able to help with general information too. In addition, if you are unsure about what is involved, then please feel free to talk to your local parish councillor who can tell you what they do.

All nomination forms have to be with the Vale of White Horse District Council at 135 Milton Park, delivered by hand by 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 3rd April. It is advisable to make an appointment in advance before you visit the offices, by telephoning 01235 422528.

11 Vacancies for councillors

Elections take place Thursday 2nd May

To be eligible to apply to be a councillor you need to be over 18, preferably a resident of Sutton Courtenay on the electoral roll (although exceptions do apply), able to attend evening meetings, and above all Interested in local issues and matters that affect Sutton Courtenay See the note in the Parish Council’s article for further information