Co-option of Councillors

Published: 10 August 2020

Coychurch Lower Community Council currently has a vacancy for a Councillor which will be filled through the process of co-option. Co-opted Councillors have the same rights and responsibilities as those Councillors who obtain office through election. The position of Community Councillor does not attract any remuneration. Councillors are expected to attend the monthly meetings of the Council. The Council also acts as Trustee of the Williams Memorial Hall and councillors are expected to attend the Trustee meetings.

This role is varied and enables local people to use their skills and experience to enhance the work undertaken by the Council for the benefit of the community.

The Council wishes to invite interested and eligible people to submit their applications for the role of Councillor by way of a letter outlining the following:

  • the contribution you believe you could make to the work of the Council;
  • the personal qualities that you would bring to the role;
  • your availability for attending meetings.

The web-link to check your eligibility to become a Councillor is on the Electoral Commission website.

Please make sure that you include your home address, telephone number and e-mail address in your letter.

All members of the community are welcome to apply. The Council is committed to achieving a balanced composition of Councillors that reflects the community of the Coychurch Lower ward.

Closing date: 29th August 2020

Applications will be considered at the Council meeting on 8th September 2020

Please write to the Clerk, Ms M Thomas,

Council Office, Williams Memorial Hall, Main Road, Coychurch, CF35 5HB or e-mail your application to