As a Parish Councillor you have the opportunity to be involved in decisions which affect day to day life in the community, supporting local groups and organisations, managing allotments and play areas, commenting on planning applications as well as many other issues.
There is a growing reputation about the work carried out by Town and Parish Councils. They are an important tier of Local Government, they are close to the community, accessible and a vehicle for representations to the Borough Council.
In Mountsorrel, for example, the business of the Parish Council is conducted through the meetings of the Parish Council and it’s Sub-Committees, or working groups can be formed to consider specific issues.
If you would like to learn more, you could speak to the Clerk to the Council, Lorraine Davies, or talk to any local Parish Councillor. You can of course attend Parish Council meetings to experience them for yourself.