Councillors are elected to the local Parish council to represent their local community, so they must either live or work in the area. Volunteering to stand for election as a Parish Councillor is both a rewarding and privileged form of public service. Some Parish Councillors are sponsored in the elections by a local body such as a residents’ association or a political party. However, Parish Councils are not political bodies and act independently of any political affiliations or influence.
Parish Councillors do not receive a salary for the work they do. The only paid staff at Parish are the Parish officers such as the Clerk and the employees (the cemetery staff for example).
Who are our Parish Councillors in Chigwell?
Find out more of how to be a councillor