Councillor Vacancy

Would you like to become a Parish Councillor?

Do you want to help get things done in your neighbourhood? Are you already active in your community? As a councillor, you can make a difference. Wem Rural Parish Council is looking for people to represent the Edstaston and Newtown Wards.

The formal notice for Newtown and Edstaston is below:

councillor vacancies

Being a councillor is a rewarding form of public service that puts you in a unique position where you can make decisions about local issues and improve the quality of life for people within Wem Rural Parish. It gives you the opportunity to help your local community and be part of a dedicated team influencing and providing key services for your area.

The councillor’s role takes in:

  • Representing the parish ward
  • Decision making
  • Policy and strategy review and development
  • Community leadership and engagement

Being an effective councillor requires some work. The primary role of a councillor is to represent their ward and the people who live in it. Community Leadership is at the heart of modern local government and councils are taking on new responsibilities for working in partnership with other organisations, including Shropshire Council and the voluntary and community sector, to improve services and the quality of life for citizens.

Councillors are expected to take steps to keep in touch with their communities. It is hoped that they will, at least on an annual basis, attend meetings of local community groups. Councillors are also chosen to represent Wem Rural Parish Council on outside bodies (both local and county) which include a wide range of trusts, associations and committees.

For more information please use these links below:

Good Councillors Guide

It Takes All Sorts

Power to the People