Hockley Parish Council Elections

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 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: enquiries@hockley-essex.gov.uk

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