Mileham Parish Council
Mileham Parish Councillors
The councillors are;
Becoming a Councillor
Are you interested in joining the Parish Council?
A councillor is a member of the council and is normally elected for a term of four years. People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councillor for Mileham although their personal, political views should not extend into their parish council work.
Becoming a parish councillor is a rewarding and valued form of public service. All councillors contribute to the work of the Parish Council by:
Having a say about the things they care about
Putting forward ideas for better services
Responding to the needs and views of parishioners
Seeking the best outcome to local issues
Getting involved in decision making
Helping to make Mileham a better place to live!
Anyone wishing to become or remain on the parish council from May 2019 had to apply through a formal process managed by Breckland Council.
There are currently four vacancies and if any parishioners wish to become a member, please contact us
The Role of a Councillor
A councillor is a member of the council and is normally elected for a term of four years. People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councillor, although their personal views should not extend into their parish council work. A councillor is an unpaid voluntary role.
They are elected to represent the interests of the local community as a whole and promote a harmonious local environment. The number of elected councillors depends on the size of the area. In Mileham Village, we are able to have 7 councillors.
Local councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term ‘local council’ is synonymous with ‘parish council’, ‘town council’ and ‘community council’.