Town Council Elections
Thursday 4th May 2017
Every four years you have the opportunity to vote for Councillors to represent you on Calne Town Council. The next elections will be held on Thursday 4th May and you will receive a polling card in the post to vote.
About Calne Town Council
Calne is divided into four areas called wards:
Chilvester & Abberd Ward
Calne Town Council is served by 19 Councillors. Each ward has four to five Councillors, with one Councillor from each ward also elected to Wiltshire Council in addition to Calne Town Council.
Councillors attend Full Council meetings in the Town Hall and sit on at least one of the following committees:
Amenities Committee - looks after spaces and facilities including the Town Hall, Curzon Street Cemetery and Beversbrook Sports & Community Facility.
Policy & Resources Committee - responsible for all aspects of policy making, financial and staffing matters and awards grants to support local organisations.
Town Development & Planning Committee - discusses the Town Council’s response to planning applications and items such as public transport and car parking.
You could become a Councillor
Do you know what matters to your neighbours? Are you looking for a worthwhile and rewarding way to help your local community?
Anyone is eligible to be elected as a Councillor provided they:
Are 18 years or older
Are a British/EU citizen
Live within three miles of the parish (within twelve months of an election), or have land or a business in the parish
Being an effective Councillor requires both commitment and hard work, and includes:
Representing your ward and responding to enquiries from constituents
Developing and reviewing council policy
Community leadership and engagement
To stand in the election, candidates must submit a nomination paper to Wiltshire Council with two nominations from supporters within their ward by Tuesday 4th April.
For further guidance please visit http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/ and CLICK HERE to read The Good Councillors Guide produced by The National Association of Local Councils (NALC).