Parish Council elections are usually held in May, together with a County or a District election. All members of the Parish Council have to either be re-elected or stand down every four years.
If you would like to become a Parish Councillor you must be sure you are eligible to stand, and then submit a set of nomination papers .
These are available from the District Council, either by post or by downloadable(pdf) file from the Cherwell District Council website.
Who can be a candidate?
To be qualified to be elected a member of the Parish Council you must be 21 years of age or over at the date of your nomination, and a British or Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of another Member State of the European Community, and either: