As you are probably aware, the current Parish Council’s term is coming to an end and nominations are needed for the new Council – Fulking Parish Council has five councillor positions. The nomination period will run from 30th March until 4pm on Thursday 9th April.
If anyone is interested in having an input in what happens in our community and wants to help to protect (and improve) what Fulking already has, please do feel free to contact any of the councillors for a chat – contact details are available from our clerk Derek Blackhall firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed nomination papers must be delivered in person to MSDC offices. If more than five people stand, there will be an election and this will be advertised in due course. Once elected, parish councillors sit on the Council for a term of four years, after which they may stand for re-election.
Is it frustrating? Yes, at times.
Is it rewarding? Yes, very – you will learn a lot about the community, meet many people and also discover issues you didn’t even know existed! And yes, these do outweigh the occasional frustration. Protecting the community and seeing it change for the better is something that can give a huge sense of achievement and pride.
Most importantly, if nobody stands for election, control of our village will pass back to MSDC, so it really is vital that people come forward if we want to continue to have a say in what happens.
So please do think seriously about standing to keep decision making within our village and not at district level.