Thank you for your interest in joining the council. Ordinary elections take place every 4 years and the last one was May 2019 however we currently have 2 vacancies and are looking to fill these by co-option..
You are very welcome to attend any of our Town Council meetings currently taking place on Zoom to get a feel for how they run and topics for discussion. A link to the meetings can be found on the agendas posted on our website. Meetings - Hungerford Town Council (hungerford-tc.gov.uk) There is always the option to introduce yourself at the meetings should you wish or you can just listen.
Please find attached a copy of HTC's Co-option policy explaining the process for joining the council. If you decide you would like to apply we will require Appendix A signed and returned along with your resume for consideration.
The co-option policy refers to the Code of Conduct and please click on the following link for this, our Standing Orders and Financial Regulations which are on our website Policies - Hungerford Town Council (hungerford-tc.gov.uk) A calendar of our meetings can also be found on our website. Most meetings usually take place in the Library with our scheduled Full Council meetings normally based in the Town Hall however as mentioned above at present all meetings are taking place via Zoom. Generally meetings are held on a Monday or Tuesday evening commencing at 7pm.
To give you an idea of the commitment required –
All councillors meet for Full Council, usually the first Monday of every month and you would also be required to join at least 2 other committees, so attending around 3 meetings a month. There are a variety of committees to choose from and free training is available. Outside of meetings most correspondence is by email but there are also site meetings, civic events and hands on tasks (subject to Covid regulations) depending on your interest. It is quite a commitment but very rewarding.
If you have any queries whatsoever please don’t hesitate to give me a call and I am happy to chat through what the role would involve in more detail.
Hungerford Town Council
Notice Date: 08/12/2020