27th September 2023

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Peacehaven West Ward – Co-option opportunity.

Be a Community Champion. Be a Local Hero. Be a Councillor.

Have you thought about becoming a Town Councillor? As a local Councillor you can effect real change and stand up to do good in your community!

What does the Town Council do?

Peacehaven Town Council is responsible for a number of amenities throughout the town, these responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of allotments, bus shelters, the Peacehaven & Telscombe War Memorial, several local parks, green spaces, sports and recreational facilities including football pitches, multi-use games court, outdoor gym, Community Garden & Orchard, and playparks.
  • The provision of grants for local projects and organisations, and halls for social clubs and meetings.
  • Hosting local events for the benefit of the Community, including an annual Summer Fair, Music, Theatre, and Variety Performances, climate cafes, Bingo, and a monthly Cinema.
  • Peacehaven’s first tier of government, and closest to the Community, is Peacehaven Town Council who have a statutory right to be consulted on local planning, highways and other amenities.

As a Town Councillor you can contribute towards the decision making process on the provisions that the Council offers, and influence the future of the town.

Who can be a Councillor?

Virtually anyone can! As long as you are:

  • A UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union.
  • AND at least 18 years old.
  • AND an elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary.
  • AND not subject to a disqualification (see electoral commission website for more information).

Councillors are nominated by electors in the ward for which they’re standing; known as a proposer and seconder. Once you have your proposer and seconder you will need to complete a short form (available from the Council Office or by emailing the Town Clerk) which you will need to return to the Town Clerk.

Once co-opted, Councillors need to comply with a few basic requirements, including agreeing to a members Code of Conduct, Declaring of Pecuniary Interests, and completing some initial paperwork, including a declaration of acceptance of office.

If you would like to be considered for co-option as a
Councillor for the 2023 – 2027 term, please complete an
application form which is available by email
(, or from
the Town Council Office, Meridian Centre.
The closing date for applications is midday on Friday
17th November. If you have any questions about this
role, please contact the Town Clerk on 01273 585493.

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