A councillor is a member of the council and is normally elected for a term of four years.
People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councillor, although their personal views should not extend into their parish council work.
Councillors are elected to represent the interests of the local community as a whole and promote a harmonious local environment. The number of elected councillors depends on the size of the area. Ludgvan Parish Council has twelve members.
Local councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term 'local council' is synonymous with 'parish council', 'town council' and 'community council'.
Local councils are made up of locally elected councillors. They are legally obliged to hold at least one meeting a year. Most meet on a six-weekly or monthly cycle (Ludgvan PC meets on the second Wednesday in each month) to discuss council business and hear from local residents. In addition to this, any committees or sub-committees dealing with specific subjects must also hold regular open sessions, at which members of the public can speak.
County, unitary and metropolitan councillors are also invited to attend parish meetings when the parish council feels it is appropriate, and they have a standing invitation to attend and report at the annual meeting.
Being a Parish Councillor can be both an interesting and rewarding experience. When, from time to time, a vacancy arises it will be advertised in the local press.
You can access members Declarations Of Interest by clisking on their name.
|David Roy BADCOCK||Trevorrow Farm, Penzance. TR20 9BX||01736 740222||May 1995|
|Andy BRANCHETT||57 Godolphin Road Long Rock Penzance TR20 8JW||01736 719120||July 2014|
|Charlie CARTWRIGHT||6 Trewartha Terrace,
|Jonny HEWETT||1 Brooklyn Cottages, Back Lane, Canonstown, Hayle. TR27 6NE,||April 2016|
|Maureen HOLLOW||2 Carvossa Terrace, Lower Quarter, Ludgvan. TR20 8EQ||01736 741350||June 2013|
|Nigel HONESS||Rosevidney Farm Rosevidney Ludgvan TR20 9BX||01736 740775||May 2014|
|Roy MANN||Little Chysauster, New Mill, Penzance. TR20 8XA||01736 351134||Sept 2013|
|01736 740046||Aug 2016|
|David OSMAND||5 The Long Barn,
|01736 740031||April 2010|
|Richard SARGEANT||Old Carne,
|01736 740479||Jan 2011|
|Mark SQUIRE||1 Farmers Court, Crowlas. TR20 8EN||May 2017|
|Lorna TRUDGEON||Little Briar, Churchfield, Ludgvan. TR20 8ER||01736 741221||June 2013|
|Member of Parliament
Derek THOMAS MP
|House of Commons,
|Constituency Office||Wharfside Shopping Centre,
Penzance. TR18 2GB
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