Become a Councillor
At the last election on Thursday 7th May 2015, seven Councillors were re-elected, leaving one vacancy. There have since been two councillors depart the parish council; one retiring and one due to other commitments.
The co-option process offers the opportunity for those who are interested in the community and who can contribute to the planning for the future of the village to stand as a councillor, filling one of the existing vacancies. Altogether we can have up to eight councillors covering the village.
During the last few years Huncote parish has seen much proposed in the way of various new developments in the village (Duncan Avenue (redevelopment), Field View Close, and Jelson development off Narborough Road), and new developments surrounding us which will increase traffic (Stoney Stanton and Lubbesthorpe).
Councillors have been consulted on these developments, and responded to community comments on other developments; including Westleigh development off Denman Lane.
Councillors have looked at ways to improve the village with new seating and flower planters being installed and overseen refurbishments of the play area equipment, with a new outdoor gym also being installed, introducing Christmas lights in the centre of the village, along with contributing to the new BMX track at the Pavilion and supporting the return of a permanent library to the village.
Future projects the council are working on include a neighbourhood plan, cemetery extension and reviewing community facilities.
It doesn't cost you anything to stand for co-option, with details available within this site, from the Parish Clerk and from the Electoral Services team at Blaby District Council on how to let the Council know you would like to be co-opted.
Being a Parish Councillor offers you a real opportunity to influence the growth of your village and your parish, the development of your wider community and improvement of your local surroundings.
If you wish to find out more, or have any specific questions please call the Clerk on 01455 844 539 / 07875 291 366 or send an email to email@example.com.