Vacancy for a parish councillor

An opportunity to become a Hatley councillor

Advertisement for a new councillor on Hatley Parish Council, 2024.

Hatley Parish Council has a vacancy for a parish councillor.

The council comprises five members: a chairman, vice-chairman and three others… but currently there are only two ‘others’ because of the recent resignation of Cllr Carole Cooper – which is why we’re looking to co-opt a new parish councillor.


  • Do you enjoy living in Hatley?
  • Do you want to make a difference?
  • Do you wish to serve your community?
  • Do you want to help shape the future of Hatley?
  • Would you like to provide a voice for residents?
  • Are you interested in local current affairs?
  • Do the challenges of being a councillor appeal to you?

The post is unpaid and the term of office will run until the next election in May 2026.

As a parish councillor you would be expected to attend parish council meetings, which are held at least five times a year.

To be considered for the vacancy you must be…

  • Aged 18 or over.
  • An elector.
  • A resident or worker based within three miles of the parish during the past year.

How to apply

Co-option notice for a new councillor on Hatley Parish Council.

  • Click on the graphic, left, for a copy of the co-option notice.
  • Contact the parish clerk by email – – for more information about the role or to request an application form.
  • A completed application form must be submitted to the parish clerk no later than 5.00 pm on Friday, 10th May 2024.

Applications will be formally received and considered by the council at its Annual General Meeting, due to be held on Tuesday, 21st May 2024.

The meeting will temporarily close to the public while a decision is reached by the council to co-opt a new member.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Post created 31st January 2024; updated 19th March 2024.