Parish Councillor vacancies

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Serving Little Aston, Shenstone, Stonnall, Shenstone Wood End, Lynn, Parish Council Office 25C Main Street Shenstone WS14 OLZ
Tel: 01543 481 947
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Two vacancies for Parish Councillors have arisen within Shenstone Parish Council: one to represent the Stonnall Ward & one to represent the Shenstone Ward.
The Parish Council now wishes to co-opt Councillors for these Wards.

What does a Parish Council do?
Parish Councils are the part of local government closest to the people.  Very importantly, these councils can raise ‘precept’ – raising a sum collected with the council tax each year to improve facilities and services for local people.
Their powers and duties cover many things that we take for granted in making the lives of local communities more comfortable.
These include the provision and maintenance of playing fields, litter bins, street furniture including bins, bus shelters & benches, public footpaths and the cenotaph, offering financial support to community organisations with annual grants and managing the cemetery in Shenstone.
They also comment on planning applications and can be represented at local public inquiries, compile the Neighbourhood Plan, and liaise with District & County Council re highways matters & traffic calming.

How much time does it take up?
The Parish Council meets on the second Tuesday of every month except for August.  There are also other committees that meet bi-monthly which you may become a member of. As a representative of the Parish Council, you may also be contacted directly by members of the public asking for your help.
To qualify you must be: –
Aged 18 years or over.
Either a UK or Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Irish Republic or a citizen of a member state of the EU
In addition to the above a candidate must qualify under one of the following:
Be registered as a local government elector of the parish concerned; or
Have lived either in the parish or within 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) of it during the whole of the twelve months preceding the day on which he or she is nominated as a candidate; or
Had their principal or only place of work in the area of the parish for twelve months; or
Occupied land or other premises in the parish, as an owner or tenant, during the whole twelve months preceding the day on which they are nominated.

Apply in writing to The Parish Clerk, Shenstone Parish Council, 25C Main Street, Shenstone WS14 0LZ. or email

Please include in your letter any relevant experience you wish to be considered.
The Parish Council has a detailed website which may provide you with additional information or you may wish to contact the Clerk for an informal discussion on 01543 481 947 during normal working hours