Could you become out next Councillor? We currently have a position available to represent the Kent Street Ward (although you do not need to live in this ward to fill the position)

  • Are you interested in local current affairs?
  • Do you wish to serve your Community?
  • Could you provide a voice for residents?

Based on the population of Westfield which is around 2,700 we have 11 councillors who are elected every 4 years. Councillors are unpaid but have the services of a part-time (18 hours per week) paid Clerk to the Council. The Councilmeets in public at 7pm usually on the 1st Wednesday of every month. A period for public questions or comments is allowed at the start of each meeting. Additionally, planning meetings are held on the same evening at 6:30pm.


All Parish Councillors attend the main council meetings (12 each year).

Councillors are allocated to represent the Council on other bodies too, such as the WCA, Hall Management committee, PCC, Police consultative committee and one or two others.

Councillors normally serve for a four year period following a May election. This position would be until the next election in May 2019.

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If you would like to apply, or find out more about the postion, then please contact 

Kate Darbyshire This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 01424 756 973