As a Community Councillor, you will be part of a democratic system which is the nearest level of democracy to constituents. Councillors often live and work within our area and have a direct interest in ensuring Clydach is a safe and enjoyable place in which to live, work, play and grow. As a very active Community Council, we expect a lot from our councillors which often takes up time outside of your ordinary working, family or social time. It is important that you fully understand what is expected of you before you apply. We would suggest reading the 'Being a Councillor' document below, as well as reading through our minutes, attending meetings as a member of the public, and speaking to existing Community Councillors about the different roles they play, and what they do from week to week.
Community Councillors do not receive a wage, but do receive an annual allowance. This allowance is set by the IRPW, the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales. Currently, Councillors can receive an allowance of £150 per year. Those who hold senior roles are entitled to £500 per year in addition to the £150 Councillor allowance. The Chairperson receives £1000 per year in addition to the other allowances mentioned. There are others allowances to do with caring responsibilities and travelling costs. The Clerk can provide a full breakdown if you are interested. Councillors have the ability to opt out in writing to the clerk, however, if no opt out is received, payment is made automatically.
Councillor Co-option is currently taking place. We are not currently considering vacancies for the office of Councillor.
The closing date for applications to co-opt TWO Councillors is 30 June 2021.
We would suggest that before you apply to be a councillor, you fully understand what is required from you. Please read our document 'Being a Councillor'. We would also suggest you attend meetings as a member of the public where possible. Use the form below to apply for co-option as a councillor on the Council.
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