There are currently two vacancies, these are due to the resignations of Cllr Fearn and Cllr Morgan.
Recently there was a chance to have an election to fill these places which was advertised on the two noticeboards in the village. No one asked for an election and it is therefore up to the council to co-opt those residents that are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor.
Should you be interested in joining the council, please write in the first instance to Cllr A. Carlyle, at 29, Dakota Road, Newton, Notts., Ng13 8zy, with a short resume of yourself and why you think you would make a good Councillor. Your name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or you must currently work within the Parish and you must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.
Applications should be received by Cllr Carlyle by Monday 17th October 2016.
Newton Parish Council generally meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, currently in the village hall at Car Colston.
What is a Parish Council?
A parish council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the parish.
As it is the authority closest to the people, a parish council is invariably the first place people will go with concerns or ideas. For this reason it is a vital part of any community.
Why become a Parish Councillor?
As a parish councillor you become someone your community will look to for help, guidance and support. A member of the community with the power to influence decisions for the benefit of the parish. Seeing your community change for the better, as a result of decisions you have helped to make, is something that can give you a sense of achievement and pride