Apply to be a Parish Councillor!

Published: 12 September 2023

Haddenham Parish Council currently has 2 casual vacancies following the resignation of Councillors Steve Sharp and David O'Hanlon.

What is a Casual Vacancy?
A casual vacancy occurs when a seat on a Town or Parish Council becomes vacant during the current term of the council.

As no valid request for a by-election was made to Buckinghamshire Council following the publication of the notice of vacancy for either Councillor, the Parish Council is able to co-opt two new members at its next meeting on 18 September 2023.

Why become a Parish Councillor?
If you're passionate about working with others to serve the local community then being a Councillor could be for you!

Parish Councils are a vital part of the community. As the most accessible form of local government, they are often the first place residents turn to with concerns or ideas.

Becoming a Councillor will allow you to make a real difference by engaging and representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs and striving to improve the quality of life in the Parish.

Interested in joining the Parish Council?
Being a Councillor requires commitment and hard work but the role can be done flexibly around employment, studying, caring, and other voluntary commitments.

You will need to be available on Monday evenings to attend Parish Council and Committee meetings. Meetings are typically held every third Monday,

If you're interested in becoming a Councillor, please contact for more information and an application form. 

Further information on what a Parish Councillor does and Councillor eligibility requirements is available on our elections page.