There are currently 2 vacant seats on Scothern Parish Council.

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councilor, please contact the Clerk who will be able to answer any questions that you may have.

In general,

- Meetings are held once a month, on the 1st Wednesday of each month (apart from August when you get a holiday).

- Meetings start at 7.30pm and generally finish at 9pm or just after.

- Councillors are asked to have at least one responsibility whilst sitting on the council, examples of this are village maintenance, christmas event, play area equipment, HR etc etc.  We would never ask you to be part of a group you did not feel comfortbale with.

- Due to social distancing restrictions, meetings are currently being held remotely via Zoom.  Once Governement allows, meetings are held face to face at the Methodist Church

 

REASONS NOT TO BECOME A PARISH COUNCILLOR!

I’m too young - Anyone aged 18 or over is eligible providing they are on the Electoral Register.

I’m too old - There is no upper age limit.

I don’t have the time - On average 1-3 hours per week is needed.   Meetings are once a month on the first Wednesday of each month except August.   With a valid reason for absence, missing some meetings is acceptable.

I’m too lazy – not interested in my community - Don’t bother!

Everyone on the council is old - Come and see – we all have a “young” outlook and certainly don’t fall into the “old” bracket.   Otherwise come and join us and lower the average age!

I prefer to let others do the work and then complain at what they are doing (or not) - A valid reason for not offering yourself for election but bear in mind that expressing your views in the local pub, rather than Council meetings, will not change a thing in Scothern.   If you can’t be bothered does that mean it’s fair to criticise those people who are bothered!

I haven’t lived here long - As long as you have been in the village for a year, either as a resident, owning a business or owning land or other asset then you are eligible providing you are on the Electoral Register.   The views of “incomers” are valued as very often they see things that people who have been in the village for donkey’s years don’t.