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: Jane Brushwood
Deputy Town Clerk: Position Vacant
The Olney Centre
High Street,
Olney,
Buckinghamshire,
MK46 4EF

For enquiries please call 01234 711679 or email enquiries@olneytowncouncil.gov.uk or use the online form.
Office hours of opening are Monday to Friday from 9.00am - 2.30pm.

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.



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