Your Parish Council

Brympton Parish Council currently comprises 11 Councillors (12 from May 2019) and meets monthly in the Parish Room of the Abbey Community Centre.

The Parish Council has a variety of powers and duties, such as being a consultee on planning applications within the parish, managing the Higher Ream play area and providing an allotment site for parishioners.

ELECTIONS 2019


 

From May 2019 Brympton will comprise 2 wards - Brympton and Abbey Manor North.

11 Councillors will be elected from the Brympton Ward and 1 Councillor from the Abbey Manor North Ward.

 Any person interested in becoming a Parish Councillor should contact the Clerk, Liz James, by phone 01935 424332 or e-mail clerk@brymptonparishcouncil.gov.uk for more information as soon as possible.

 

To do list - and timetable - to becoming a Councillor on 2nd May 2019

Nominations MUST be received by the District Council at Brympton Way from  9 a.m. on Monday, 18th March through to 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 3rd April

Thursday, 2nd May – polling day from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday, 3rd May – the count

Tuesday, 7th May – new Councillors take office.

 

Who can become a Parish Councillor?

A person is qualified to be elected and to be a councillor if they are a British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen and on the relevant day (that is, the day of nomination or election) they are 18 or over. In addition, the person must meet at least one of the following criteria:

(1) they are and will continue to be on the electoral register for the parish;  or

(2) during the whole of the twelve months before the day of their nomination they have owned or tenanted land or other premises in the parish;  or

(3) during the whole of the twelve months before the day of their nomination their principal or only place of work has been in the parish; or

(4) during the whole of the twelve months before the day of their nomination they have resided in the parish or within 3 miles (4.8 kilometres) of the boundary of the parish.

Except for qualification (1), these qualifications then continue for the full term of office, until the next ordinary elections. 

Certain people are disqualified from standing, and these include paid officers (including the Clerks) of the Council, bankrupts and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment.