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Chideock Parish Council

2019 Parish Elections

Parish Council Elections – 2 May 2019

Do you enjoy living in Chideock, and would you like to play a part in decision making for the village? If so, have you considered joining the Parish Council? The council needs a good mix of people living or working in the parish; 18 years and over, working age, or retired.

Do you possess any, all or some of the following skills?

Good at mediation, forward thinking, like helping others, enjoy lively debate, can make awkward decisions without fear or favour, interested in learning how some of our lives are run by others, have a large amount of common sense and can agree to disagree with others who may not share your views?

If your answer is YES to any of the above, why not share your skills to benefit the village? A Parish Council has few powers, but are the means by which those who do have power over our lives can be contacted and chased up on their responsibilities to their communities.

In May 2019 the 4-yearly Parish Council elections take place, plus elections to the new Dorset Council.

Chideock Parish Council usually meets once a month; extra meetings are only called over an urgent matter. Meetings are held at 10 am on the last Tuesday of the month. No meeting is held in August or December unless an urgent issue arises.

Training is provided by the Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils and expenses are paid for travel costs made on behalf of the Parish Council.