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Aldbourne Parish Council Elections

Update – Wiltshire Council has released the Statement of Persons Nominated for Aldbourne Parish Council and this can be viewed by clicking on this link, or via the download link below.

Candidates do have until noon on 10th April to withdraw if they so wish, so there may be a change after this time. There were not enough nominations to trigger an election so all candidates will be elected unopposed to the council.

Elections for the 15 seats on Aldbourne Parish Council are due to be held on Thursday 2nd May 2013. Please see below for detailed information about becoming a Parish Councillor.

Parish Councils depend on local people taking an interest in what happens in their community, whatever their background and local people standing as councillors can bring a wealth of knowledge and community understanding into their local council.

Did you know that your local councillors are consulted on nearly everything that happens in Aldbourne? They take an active part in deciding what services are and are not provided. Councillors live side by side with the electorate in the community; they are the most local level of government.

Aldbourne Parish Council is responsible for many things like: the bus shelter, the pond area, play areas, Palmer’s Field, public toilets, sports field, to name but a few. They are also consulted on planning applications, highway improvements, street signs, grant funding and other services and projects that affect where you live and what facilities Aldbourne has or receives.

Councillors meet 10 times a year as a Parish Council, as well as sitting on committees and working parties who meet less regularly. There are 15 councillor vacancies on Aldbourne Parish Council and if 15 or less candidates stand they will automatically be elected unopposed onto the Council. Anyone living or working in Aldbourne can stand as a candidate (subject to the criteria shown below) and all you need to do to stand is complete a nomination paper and have a proposer and seconder.

If you are interested in becoming a Parish councillor and helping shape your village, nomination packs and guides for candidates are available to download from the Wiltshire Council dedicated election website for Aldbourne, just follow this link.

They can also be obtained by visiting the Wiltshire Council offices at Devizes, Chippenham, Salisbury & Trowbridge or by calling 0300 456 0112.

There are also a small number of nomination papers and guides available in Aldbourne’s library and post office. They can be photocopied if more are required.

If you need an electoral roll number for yourself or your proposer/seconder please contact the Parish Clerk (see details below) who will be able to provide these. The Parish Clerk will also be happy to answer any queries you may have on the application process.

Candidates must ensure their nomination paper is delivered directly to Wiltshire Council between Monday 18th March 2013 and noon on Friday 5th April 2013.

To qualify as a candidate you must be:
Over 18
A British subject; or an Irish, Commonwealth or other European Union Citizen
On the voters roll for the area in which you wish to stand; or
Resident in the area in which you wish to stand for the proceeding 12 months;
Have your principal employment within the area in which you wish to stand;
Resident within 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) of the parish boundary of the area in which you wish to stand.

Posted by: RB on 9th April 2013


Contact Details

Mrs Karen Clay (Parish Clerk)
3 Skinner’s Close, Hannington, Swindon, SN6 7RR
Telephone: 01793 861404
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)