Become a Town 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 Thursday 4th May 2023.

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.

Council Responsibilities Graphic [JPEG]

How much time per week?

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.

Thame Town Council Schedule of Meetings

Can I stand?

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

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

How can I find out more about being a Councillor for Thame Town Council?

How to apply

Information on how to obtain and return nomination papers will be available in March 2023.

Below are some useful documents:

  • Notice of Election for Thame Town Council [link unavailable currently]
  • Elections Timetable [link unavailable currently]
  • Role Description of a Thame Town Councillor [PDF]
  • Guidance for Candidates standing in the May Election [link unavailable currently]