Have you got what it takes to be a Parish Councillor?

The next election of Parish Councillors is Thursday May 2.

If you are interested in standing, nomination forms are now available and have to be completed and returned in person to Central Bedfordshire Council between 9am and 4pm from March 18 and no later than 4pm on April 3.

Fairfield Parish Council has seven seats and for a variety of reasons there are several vacancies for the next period.

So what is involved?

Councillors are elected for a period of 4 years, and Parish Council meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month, which you will need to attend. In between times there are other meetings that councillors attend not necessarily en masse but as representatives. These can be with, for example, Central Bedfordshire Council officers, or Fairfield management companies.

There are planning applications to consider and express a view to the planning authority. Then, there will be research into new projects, liaison with other groups on Fairfield and the surrounding district and a quarterly liaison meeting with the police.

It’s varied and interesting, ideal for the person who loves living here, bought into the Fairfield vision and wants to help the village prosper.

If you are interested but unsure, please contact our clerk Katrina Henshaw and she will arrange for a current councillor to meet with you and discuss. Please also contact Katrina if you would like nomination papers.

Fairfield Parish Council is non-political – it’s politics if you want to brand it a love of Fairfield and an ambition to see it thrive.