Thank you for
your interest in being co-opted onto Cawthorne Parish Council.
What does a council and councillors do?
play a vital part in representing the interests of their local community and
improving the quality of life and the local environment. They bring local
issues to the attention of the council and help it make decisions on behalf of
the local community. They can influence other decision makers and may deliver
services to meet the local needs.
granted powers to parish councils to raise money through the precept and to
spend public money, although it can only spend it where it has legal powers to
Responsibility and obligations of a
council meetings, usually held on the first Thursday of the month in the Moxon
Room, Cawthorne village hall at 7.30pm.
to abide by the Council’s code of conduct (act with integrity etc.)
pecuniary and other interests (pecuniary interests include property owned, employment;
other interests includes membership of a trade union, involvement in an organisation
in the village) which will be displayed on Barnsley Council’s and Cawthorne
Parish Council’s websites. A councillor cannot take part in the discussion and
vote on any item on which he has had to declare an interest in.
the whole electorate
Eligibility to be a councillor
years old or over; and
be on the
electoral roll for the parish ; or
resided in the parish for the past twelve months or rented/tenanted land in the
principal place of work in the parish; or
within three miles of the parish
from being a councillor
You cannot be a
are the subject of a Bankruptcy Restrictions Order or Interim Order, or a Debt
Relief Restrictions Order or an Interim Debt Relief Restrictions order under
Schedule 4ZB of the Insolvency Act 1986.
have within five years prior to the day of your prospective appointment to the
council been convicted in the United kingdom, the Channel Isles or the Isle of
Man, of any offence and have had
passed on you a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a
period of not less than three months without the option of a fine.
are disqualified from being elected or from being a member of Cawthorne Parish
Council under Part III of the Representation of the People Act 1983 or under
the Audit Commission Act 1998
guidance will be given by the other councillors and the clerk. There are
training session run by the Yorkshire Local Councils Association who also have a
lot of information available on their website.
Please apply in
name, address and eligibility criteria.
reasons why you wish to be co-opted.
skills, experience, and commitment you would bring to the Council.
acknowledgment that you have the time to fully participate in Council
acknowledgement that you would be prepared to be subject to the Code of
Conduct and are prepared to declare interests.
brief detail of personal interests.
Post or email
your application to the Clerk to be received by
12 noon on Wednesday 27th
be conducted on Wednesday 4th May from 7pm onward and the decision will
be taken at the Parish Council meeting the following night, Thursday 5th
Bashforth, Clerk, Cawthorne Parish Council.
349 Barnsley Road, Hoylandswaine, Sheffield S36 7HD.