Published: 8 Jul 22
Probus Parish Council seeks a new Councillor
Would you like to help your local community by becoming a Parish Councillor? Do you have a few hours you could spare each month to attend meetings and help with the running of the Council?
If you are interested in joining a diverse, eleven-person team looking after the Parish, we would like to hear from you.
This is a voluntary role so you will not be paid, but there is a lot of satisfaction to be gained from helping run local services for local people.
There is plenty to get involved in from reviewing planning applications, playground inspections, projects on improving the village square, wildflower planting and working with Probus Environmental Action Team (PEAT),
You will also be required to attend the Parish Council and Planning meetings. These take place on the third Wednesday evening of each month. In addition to this your attendance on various Committees may be required from time to time.
Over the coming year the Council will be creating and progressing new projects of benefit to the Parish residents. We have projects to work on such as:
- redeploying and locating a portacabin to the Village Hall car park,
- preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan (an important and overdue update to the published Parish Plan 2006/7),
- working with residents on proposals for the long-term management of open spaces on 2 new housing developments,
- proposals for a community orchard
We maintain open spaces, Probus play area, a mixed use games area (MUGA), car parks at the village hall and playing field, a public toilet facility, the jubilee lamp and jubilee garden areas at the entrances to the village. More details about what we do can be found on our website www.probusparishcouncil.gov.uk
If you would like to find out more then please contact the Chairman,
Cllr Nicholas Gillard, Tel: 07921 438081 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Hoskin (Parish Clerk), Tel: 07749 626021
An application form is available from the Parish Clerk (or downloadable from our website) and you will need to complete and return this by noon on Wednesday 14 September 2022.
A shortlist will then be drawn up and applicants meeting the requirements of the role will be invited to attend a meeting of Full Council in September with an opportunity to meet councillors and staff, and to present your application.
We look forward to receiving your application.