Parish Council Election

Published: 12 March 2019

 

Passionate about your local community? Want to make a difference? Why not become a Parish Councillor?

Parish councils are led by democratically elected councillors from the local community. They decide what services and projects the council will deliver. As representatives of the first tier of local government and the closest to their communities, Parish councillors are best placed to engage with their residents and find out what the real local issues are and how to overcome them.

There are 23 councillors representing 12 wards in the Holme Valley, they serve for a four-year term and meet every 6-8 weeks as a full Council to discuss issues concerning the area. Councillors are all unpaid and committed to working for the benefit of the community; they welcome residents and businesses contacting them regarding any local issues.

The Parish Council is encouraging residents who are passionate about their community to stand for election. Kirklees Council is responsible for the administration of the elections. Nomination packs can be obtained on the Kirklees website and must be returned by 4 pm on Wednesday 3rd April