Have you got what it takes to be a Town Councillor?

It's election time at Brackley Town Council on Thursday 7th May 2020.

Are you:

      • passionate about your community?
      • keen to keep Brackley a great place to live?
      • can you think, listen and act locally?

If you can say YES to the above, as a councillor

      • you will be supported in your role
      • will be expected to undertake training
      • have a positive outlook
      • willing to work as part of a team

Election date is Thursday 7th May 2020

To be a Councillor candidate, you will need to ensure you meet certain criteria. The following links will provide all the information you need to ensure you meet the criteria:

South Northants Council, Electoral Services:

https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/info/11/elections/154/standing-as-a-councillor

Guidance for Candidates & Nomination Form

Interested? Keen and meet the criteria?

Timetable of election events for Election Day 2020 - Thursday 7th May

Tuesday 31st March - last day for Notice of Election will be issued to all towns and parishes by South Northants Council. Nomination forms cannot be received by us until the day after this date. Nominations can be delivered anytime weekdays between 10am and 4pm from Friday 27th March to Wednesday 8th April at The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AT. The absolute deadline for the submission of nomination papers is 4pm on Wednesday 8th April. Nomination papers can be handed in by someone other than the candidate.

Wednesday 8 April at 4pm

This is the statutory deadline for when South Northants Electoral Services can receive nomination papers, not a minute later!

South Northants Council Electoral Services will be holding a Candidate and Agents briefing on:

Thursday 12th March 2020 at 6.30pm - The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD

Nomination forms will be available at this meeting to take away. The forms, when completed should be returned to South Northants Council only and not to any other council as Brackley Town Council sits in the South Northants area.

ALL candidates will need to make an appointment between Friday 27th March and Wednesday 8th April (weekdays only), between the hours of 10am and 4pm for an informal check.

Below is a link to the Electoral Commission's guidance for candidates standing at Town and Parish Councils in England which should prove very useful, it also has the nomination pack should you decide to start the process early.

https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-and-community-council-elections-england

Phone or email a friend with any questions.......

Louise Aston, South Northants Council Elections Coordinator is available to offer further advice and answer any questions you may have. You can contact Louise as follows:

Louise Aston
SNC Elections Coordinator
Information Governance and Performance Manager

Direct Dial: 01327 322106

Email: elections@southnorthants.gov.uk

Information packs & informal events

Information packs for prospective candidates are available for collection from:

Brackley Town Council office at 20 High Street NN13 7DS between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can call the office on 01280 702441 and the information can be sent via email or post.