Parish Council

Parish Council elections will take place on Thursday 2nd May – are you interested in becoming a Parish Councillor?

Parish Councils are led by democratically elected councillors from the local community. Parish councillors decide on what services and projects the council will deliver. As representatives of the first tier of local government and the closest to their communities, parish councillors are best placed to engage with their residents and find out what the real local issues are and how to overcome them.

Parish Council meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month at Allways End Methodist Hall at 7.30pm.


To stand for election 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
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be an elector of the parish council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area parish 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.


Councillors are required to sign the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and agree to abide by the Code of Conduct

You will be required to complete a  Register of Interests Form within 28 days of being elected. This form will be published on the parish website and the District Council website. 


Contact the Clerk, Mrs Jill Larcombe: email or phone 01884 252647

Nomination Forms will be available from the Clerk or North Devon Council’s website very soon


All About Local Councils 2018


Elections timetable

National Association of Local Council Video about becoming a local councillor