Become a Councillor

WHAT DO LOCAL COUNCILS DO?

Your local council has overall responsibility for the wellbeing of your local community. Their work falls into three main categories:

  • Delivery of services;
  • Improve quality of life for residents;
  • Give communities a democratic voice.

BECOMING A LOCAL COUNCILLOR

As a local councillor you can become a voice for your community and make real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve.

Local councillors have three main responsibilities:

  • Decision-making;
  • Monitoring;
  • Getting involved locally.

GETTING ELECTED

To stand for election to a local council you must be:

  • A UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union;
  • At least 18 years old;
  • An elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary.

If you are interested, contact the council on:

townclerk@olneytowncouncil.gov.ukwww.nalc.gov.uk/elections
Tel: (01234) 711679
Town Clerk: Position Vacant
Deputy Town Clerk: Sarah Kennedy
The Olney Centre
High Street,
Olney,
Buckinghamshire,
MK46 4EF

The Olney Centre is a licensed venue for weddings. Rooms are also available for hire at The Olney Centre. If you wish to enquire about hiring a room or holding your wedding ceremony or reception at the venue please call the office on 01234 711679, email enquiries@olneytowncouncil.gov.uk or complete and submit the online enquiry form.

Dickens of a Christmas is taking place on Sunday 5th December from 10am - 4pm. If you are heading to Olney for the event please make use the free Park and Ride facility. Shuttle buses will be available from Emberton Park MK46 5FJ or Olney Stilebrook Road Industrial Estate MK46 5EA. We will have over 50 stalls selling an array of food, gifts and goodies. Fair ground rides to the north and south of the High Street. Father Christmas will be making an appearance on the Market Place from 10.30am - 12.30pm.


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