Are you thinking about becoming a Town Councillor?
Elections will be held on the 6th May 2021 for new Councillors for Paddock Wood.
Paddock Wood Town Council currently has two casual vacancies for councillors. Elections will take place on the 6th May. If anyone is interested in standing for election the Borough Council is holding a briefing for Parish Candidates on Wednesday 10th March 6.30pm-8pm via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Key dates at present are:
• Notice of Election – Friday 19th March
• Nominations open – Monday 22nd March to Thursday 8th April
Please have a read of the articles below for further information about the role of Town Councils and what you could do as a Town Councillor.
There is plenty of information about Paddock Wood Town Council on this website, but please read About PWTC for a brief overview.
Further information on the role of Town Councils and what they are responsible for can be found in the following pdfs.
If you think you would like to become a Councillor, please look at the following pdfs about becoming a Councillor and what you could bring to your local Council.
There are various rules and regulations that relate to local councils and elections which councillors must be aware of. The following documents should be read and understood.
- A guide to good practice for local councils
- NALC – Legal Topic Note 8 – Elections & Co-options
- PWTC Standing Orders – reviewed May 2019
- PWTC – Code of Conduct
- Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests
- Candidate Spending for Elections
If you wish to apply for the Elections please read the Parish Election Pack for candidates from TWBC.
Please keep an eye on this webpage as we will update it further with updates on the May election process.