Become a Town Councillor

Make a Change - Become a Councillor

Make a Change – Become a Town Councillor

Thame Town Council is calling on residents who are passionate about their community to stand in the local elections on 2nd May 2019.

What do Councillors do?

Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which projects, functions and services the council should take forward and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.

How long does it take?

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) research found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours per week for council work.  Experienced councillors may be up to ten hours per week.  This often included attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.

Can I stand?

There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:

  • A British Citizen. (see electoral commission guidance)
  • 18 years old or over.
  • Live in or close to the Parish of Thame (or work or own a business in Thame)

Role Description of a Town Councillor

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How can I get involved?

Contact any Thame Town Councillor or Thame Town Hall and ask for an information pack.

Nomination Pack

(click to download)

Guidance for Candidates

(click to download)

Elections Timetable

(click to download)

Letter to Clerks

(click to download)

We have been informed by the Electoral Registration Officer at SODC, that SODC will be republishing the Electoral Register on Tuesday 5 March 2019.  It is that register that will need to be accessed (via SODC) for the Elector Numbers to be used on nomination forms.

Further Information

Websites:

Schedule of Meetingsclick here

Council Responsibilities Graphicclick here to enlarge