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Parish councillor vacancy - you still have time to apply

By Katie Neve - Speldhurst Parish Council

Tuesday, 28 November 2023


Speldhurst Parish Council Contributor


A reminder that there is still time to get in touch if you think you might be interested in getting more involved with your local community.

We currently have a vacancy for a parish councillor*, and are looking for someone to join our twelve other councillors in the democratic decision-making that affects life in the parish villages of Ashurst, Langton Green, Old Groombridge and Speldhurst.

Parish councillors attend meetings to discuss and vote on a range of parish matters, from environment to highways, planning, and more. They can also get hands-on if they want to, with practical work such as helping to maintain local footpaths and volunteering with community speedwatch.

And just as this involvement is invaluable for the parish, our councillors find it hugely rewarding too. For some, it has made their CV stand out, for others, it provides the opportunity to get to know other residents in a friendly and inclusive environment. Finally, although the role isn't voluntary work in the strictest sense, the feeling of satisfaction is the same.

While our councillors come from all sorts of backgrounds, they are united by their commitment to improving quality of life in Speldhurst parish. If this is a commitment you share, then do get in touch with our Clerk, Katie Neve, to find out more about what the role involves. The deadline for applications is 1st December, and applicants can expect to attend an informal interview with up to three of our councillors. The successful candidate will be co-opted as a parish councillor for the rest of the term.

*To check you meet the criteria for eligibility to be a parish councillor, see our Notice of Vacancy.

Contact Information

Katie Neve -

  • 01892 862927
  • 07760 769513

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