Make a difference – become a Councillor
Elections are on 6th May
Do you love Barnack and Pilsgate?
Would you like to make a difference in our community?
If you answered yes to these questions, why not consider becoming a local councillor and serving on Barnack Parish Council. Elections are this May 6th and if elected you would serve a four year term.
We are a small team of seven councillors supported by a part-time Parish Clerk. Unfortunately, some of the current councillors are standing down after many years.
The council manages the day to day maintenance of our villages and works with local groups to help fund larger projects. We manage the cemetery, review planning applications and liaise constantly with Peterborough City Council on such items as litter and lighting. In order to influence future development in the parish, we have produced a Neighbourhood Plan.
Over recent years the council has helped to fund and install projects large and small: from installing defibrillators in the old phone boxes to helping fund the cricket club pavilion to initiating and supervising the construction of the footpath from Pilsgate to Burghley Park. Recently we helped the pre-school install a canopy for the children’s outdoor play area and last summer we organised the Village Meeting and surveys regarding the "Save the Millstone" campaign, thankfully now unnecessary.
Current projects we are working on include a Multi-use Games Area at the primary school, installing better traffic calming measures and working with the Langdyke Trust to plan a Nature Recovery programme for the area.
If interested, you can find out more about becoming a councillor on The Electoral Commission and Local Government Association websites or on Peterborough Council website Parish Council Elections page.
Watch a short video below explaining the six simple steps to becoming a councillor.
Or contact The Clerk: email@example.com or on 07595 377236, for an informal chat about what is involved. You can also talk to any of the current councillors who will be happy to share their thoughts on what it is all about. Go to our Barnack Parish Council Page to find their details.
Barnack Local Election - May 6th
For further information about the upcoming elections and how to vote, visit the Peterborough Council Website "Elections" page.
To register to vote go to Peterborough Council Website page "Register to Vote"
To arrange for a postal vote go to Peterborough Council Website page "Postal Votes"