There are currently no vacancies on Plaistow and Ifold Parish Council.

Any future staff and/or Councillor vacancies will be advertised on this page, so please do continue to check. The Parish Council will also publish vacancies in the Parish News, on Facebook and also its four (4) community Notice Boards (Plaistow, Ifold, Shillinglee and Durfold Wood).

Please consider the Co-Option procedure to fill a casual Councillor vacancy which arises between election years.


Could you make a difference in the community?

The Parish Council is a Local Authority - the first tier of governance - democratically elected to represent residents and provide services to meet local needs. Councillors are community leaders who 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 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 are held via Zoom – 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.