Parish Councillor Vacancies

Update May 2021:

There are three councillor vacancies on the Parish Council. 

Casual vacancy notice

Under the Local Government Act 1972 section 87(2) notice is hereby given that two vacancies exist in the office of Parish Councillor for Dartington Parish Council.

Unless 10 or more electors of the Dartington Parish on or before April 21st 2021 submit a request in writing to the returning officer at SHDC for an election to the held, the parish council will take steps to fill the vacancies by co-option.

Requests must be sent to the Returning Officer South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE

About Parish Councillors generally:

Parish Councillors should be broad based and respond to parishioners’ needs so a councillor listens to local people’s concerns.  The Council is not a single issue campaigning organisation, but it can be effective in achieving change. Councillors need to know what to do with information they receive and the Clerk is there to provide advice and guidance. 

Serving as a Councillor requires a time commitment and willingness to undertake training and can be very worthwhile. A term of office is 4 years and you can make a difference to your community. Training is available and there is a wealth of information to help you. 

Information about being a councillor

A useful publication which gives an overview of the role is the good councillors’ guide which is available from the following link  The-Good-Councillors-guide-2018

If you would like more information about being a councillor, please look at the information page on this website.  Click the following link and you will be taken to the relevant page on the website. 

If you would like more information, contact the Clerk by email: