There are parish council elections on Thursday, 2nd May, at the same time as elections for Broadland District Council. To stand for election as a parish councillor you must be at least 18 years old, be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any member state of the European Union and must:
- Be registered as a local government elector in the village, and will continue to be so, or
- Have owned or rented in the village for the last 12 months, or
- Have your main place of work in the village, or
- Have lived in the village, or within 3 miles of the village, for the whole of the last 12 months
Further details are available at the website for the Electoral Commission.
The timetable for the elections is available here
It appears to indicate that nomination forms to stand as a parish councillor need to completed and be hand delivered to Broadland District Council at Thorpe Lodge, Yarmouth Road, Norwich by 4pm on Wednesday, 3rd April.
The nomination form is available here
Note that the parish council is non-political so you should click on the link for “standing as an independent candidate”.
If 12 or fewer people stand for election, then there will be no election and all candidates will automatically become parish councillors. If more than 12 people stand, then there will be an election.
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