If you would like to apply, or find out more information, then please contact the Clerk, Catherine Nutting 

01403 871 652 | 

Alternatively, please review the Co-Option policy on our website, which includes the application form.

Please email your completed application form to the Clerk; if you would prefer to send it via mail, please contact the Clerk for the correct postal address.

The closing date for application is:

4pm, Friday 30th April 2021 -The Co-Option meeting will take place on Wednesday, 19th May 2021 at 19:30

Could you make a difference in the community?

The Parish Council is a Local Authority - the first tier of governance. Councillors are democratically community leaders elected to represent residents and provide services to meet local needs. Councillors work together to make decisions on behalf of the people they serve.

Would you like to see the community change for the better, because of decisions you have helped make?

Parish Councils have wide ranging powers, such as crime prevention, managing open spaces, campaigning for and delivering better services and facilities, street lighting, bus shelters, car parks and planning matters, to name a few!

Your eleven (11) Councillors meet on the second Wednesday of the month. All Parish Council meetings are open to the public and press. Due to the Pandemic, meetings will be held via Zoom until 7th May 2021 – so you don’t need to leave the comfort of your home to attend! In better times, the Parish Council alternates its meetings between the Kelsey Hall in Ifold and the Winterton Hall in Plaistow. Meetings usually last for two hours, depending on the agenda. Sub Committees and Steering Groups deal with specific matters such as Planning, the Neighbourhood Plan, or specific projects such as the rejuvenation of the Lady Hope Playpark in Plaistow.

If you think you would like to become a Councillor, or if you would like more information about the role and the work of the Parish Council, please attend some of our meetings and contact the Clerk for an informal chat.