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Parish Elections

Town Council Elections - Time to make a difference?

How much time does it take? Quite often Councillors say that their duties occupy them for about three hours a week, some councillors spend more time that this, and others less, it depends on their level of involvement.

To be a councillor you need to:

  • Care about getting the best for your community
  • Have a willingness to represent your electorate
  • Want to make a difference
  • Undertake Councillor training
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct (Mandatory)
  • Register your Interests
  • Have to time to commit
  • Be committed and enthusiastic

Training

There are a wide range of training initiatives available through the Norfolk Association of Local Councils, designed to inform members of their roles and responsibilities etc.

The Code of Conduct

When a member of the Council acts, claims to act or gives the impression of acting as a representative of the Council, he/she has the following obligations:
  • He/she shall behave in such a way that a reasonable person would regard as respectful.
  • He/she shall not act in a way which a reasonable person would regard as bullying or intimidatory.
  • He/she shall not seek to improperly confer an advantage or disadvantage on any person.
  • He/she shall use the resources of the Council in accordance with its requirements.
  • He/she shall not disclose information which is confidential or where disclosure is prohibited by law.

The next Town and Parish Councils are scheduled to take place in May 2015.

Further details of the 2015 elections will be available on the NNDC website in due course


2016 Cromer Town Council
Email: info@cromer-tc.gov.uk