Parish councillors needed in Powick and Callow End

POWICK Parish Council is on the search for new councillors to join their ranks to help serve the Powick and Callow End communities.

At a meeting at Powick Parish Hall on Wednesday, March 5, vice chairman Colin Phillips said the council was currently four councillors short and had not had a full set of councillors for at least five years.

When only four councillors and the council clerk, Michelle Alexander, could attend the last meeting, Cllr Phillips said: "We've never been this thin on the ground and we're struggling."

The two areas the council serves has a total population of about 5,000, and compared to Warndon Parish Council that has a population of about 10,000 people, where Ms Alexander is also clerk, they have double the councillors - 15 unlike Warndon's 8.

Ms Alexander said if new councillors could not be found, the council would be looking at reducing the number needed, so if less councillors attend a meeting, decisions can still be made in their absence as at present, at least five councillors must attend a meeting for matters to be proposed, seconded and decided upon.

To become a parish councillor, applicants must live or work within the Callow End or Powick parish.

For more information, or to apply, visit powickparish.org.uk/home.shtml, or contact the clerk by telephoning 07890 906869, or by emailing council@powickparish.org.uk.

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