Packington Parish Council

Serving the people of Packington

Clerk: Alexandra Stretton
Woodbine Cottage, 11 Cottage
Lane, Desford, Leicestershire

Tel: 07936 359949

Parish Council Elections

2019 Parish Council Election

Parish Council elections will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2019.

An election will take place in Packington as there are 7 candidates for 6 positions. Details of persons nominated can be found on North West Leicestershire District Council's website.

Information for prospective candidates

Do you want to make a difference to your community?

If the answer is yes, have you ever considered standing as a councillor?

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Parish Councillor then why not come along to our Prospective Councillor event on 5th February.

The event will give you the opportunity to meet current councillors and discover what being a councillor involves.

Tuesday 5th February 2019
Meeting Room Packington Memorial Hall

A meeting of Packington Parish Council will start at 7pm, which is open to members of the public.

Be the voice of your community - North West Leicestershire District Council Prospective Candidate event

What do councillors do?
Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community's needs.

How long does it take?
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.

Can I stand?
There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:

• A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union

• 18 years of age or older

• Live in an area that is served by a local council

Further information on the role of a Parish Councillor can be found on the following websites: