Are you passionate about The Ivers? Do you want to help make a long-lasting change? Do you have innovative ideas for the council and the community? Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it? If this is you, then the parish council is the place for you. We need people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect their community to put themselves forward for election. Make a change and become a councillor.

We have put together this webpage to provide information for you.  There are links explaining what local councils and councillors do, how you can become a councillor, details of the role and what to expect, and how to stand for election.

Information from the National Association of Local Councils

NALC have set out a really good source of info so rather than repeat everything they have said we recommend you read their web page and follow the links they give

NALC’s webpage about Parish Councils, Elections and Being a Parish Councillor

The nitty gritty paperwork

Being a Parish Councillor is a brilliant way to help this community but there are a number of rules about standing for election and certain forms that must be filled in.  The Electoral Commission is there for just this reason and, like NALC, they have a very good website with all the information and forms you could need.  We are providing a link below that goes straight to the page for candidates

The Electoral Commission website

Can anyone be a councillor?

There are some basic rules on being a candidate.  You must:

  • Be over 18
  • Be an elector in the Iver Parish Council area, or in the last 12 months occupied land or premises in the area (as a tenant or owner) or worked in the area as your principal place of work, or lived within 3 miles of the boundary
  • Be a UK or Commonwealth Citizen, or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or be a citizen of a Member State of the EU

There are some other rules regarding bankruptcy and criminal convictions and details are on the electoral commission website

I'm interested! What now?

Talk to us!  You can either talk to an existing councillor or you can ask the Clerk for a chat.  The Clerk is Stephanie Bennett and you can contact her on clerk@iverparishcouncil.gov.uk or by phone on 07436148605.  If you don’t need to talk to us please crack on with filling in the forms

What do I do with my completed forms?

These must be physically handed in to Bucks Council.  If you would prefer you can hand deliver them to the Clerk at 45B High Street latest 12.00pm on the 6th April 2021 as we will be collecting forms and we will drive them to Bucks Offices for you.  Make sure you give us the time to make the deadlines bearing in mind there will be queues to get into the Covid secure offices!