2014 is an ordinary election year for Caldecote Parish Council. Ordinary elections come around once every 4 years, and all nine of the Parish Council seats will be up for election.
Polling day will be on May 22nd 2014 (the same day as European Parliamentary and District Council elections).If you are interested in standing for election please contact the Parish Clerk and ask for a nomination pack. Nomination packs are also available from South Cambs District Council offices in Cambourne.
Below is a brief rundown on the timeline of events and a short FAQ.
|Timetable of Proceedings for Thurs 22nd May 2014
|Publication of Notice of Election || ||Mon April 14th 2014
|First Date for Submission of Nominations || ||Mon April 14th 2014
|Last Date for Submission of Nominations || ||4:00 pm Thurs April 24th 2014
|Last Date for Withdrawal of Candidates || ||4:00 pm Thurs April 24th 2014
|Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated || ||4:00 pm Fri April 25th 2014
|Last Date for Registration to Vote || ||Weds 7th May 2014
|Publication of Notice of Poll || ||Weds 14th May 2014
|Day of Poll || ||Thurs 22nd May 2014
Q: Why should I stand for election?
A: If you are the type of person who is passionate about the village you live in, wants to see tax-payers money spent responsibly, cares about future development and facilities, and wants to try and make a real difference to the community that your Council represents, then you should consider standing.
Q: How do I stand for election?
A: You must be nominated by two people who are both on the electoral register for Caldecote.
Q: Are there any qualifications I must meet if I want to stand for election?
A: Yes. You must be over 18, a citizen of the EU, Commonwealth or R.O.I, and be on the register of electors for Caldecote or have lived, or worked in the Parish for 12 months preceding your nomination.
Q: How much time will I have to spend attending to duties if I am elected?
A: As much as you want, but around 10 hours per month is normal.
Q: Will I have to attend Parish Council meetings?
A: Yes. You will be an elected member of a local authority not a volunteer, and as such you are summoned to meetings, not invited to them.
Q: Do Parish Councillors get paid?
Q: Do Parish Councillors get an allowance?
Q: How will being a Parish Councillor fit around my work?
A: Meetings are in the evenings. Additionally your employer is obliged by law to give you time off to attend them.
If you wish further information about being a Parish Councillor or just want a chat, please feel free to contact the Parish Clerk.