Make a Change Become a PARISH Councillor.

Make a Change Become a PARISH Councillor.

Are you passionate about your community, here in Bearley?
Do you want to help make a long-lasting change?
Do you have innovative ideas?
Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it?

If this is you, then we need you. We need people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect their community to put themselves forward for election.

Make a change and become a Parish Councillor.

Can I stand for Election?

To stand for election to your local council you must be:-

  • A UK or Commonwealth Citizen, or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or citizen of another member state of the European Union
  • At least 18 years old
  • Live or work in the area

Elections are on Thursday 4th May 2023. If you are interested then you can find out more and collect a nominations pack by contacting Karen Mason, Parish Clerk on or telephone 07713280431

All nominations papers must be returned to Stratford District Council by 4pm on 4th April 2023.

What do local councils do?

Local Parish Councils and Councillors make a difference. They are passionate about their communities and seek to make a change to help improve their residents’ lives.

Local councils run numerous services, depending on the size of the council.

Councillors are elected to represent the local community, so you must either live or work in the area. Becoming a councillor is a rewarding experience as you will be able to make a change in your community to help improve residents’ lives. A councillor’s role can include developing strategies and plans for the area, helping with problems and ideas, representing the community, working with other local community groups, decision making and reviewing decisions and talking to the community about their needs and what the council is doing.