Peacehaven Town Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community to stand in the local elections in 2019.

What do councillors do?

Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.

How long does it take?

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.

Can I stand?

There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:

  • A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Live in an area that is served by a local council


How can I get involved?

Contact The Acting Town Manager at Peacehaven Town Council by e-mail: to find out more or visit


Lewes District Council will be arranging a briefing meeting for any prospective candidates:-

To Town and Parish Clerks

Southover House

Southover Road

Lewes BN7 1AB

01273 471600

Date 27 February 2019

District, Town/Parish Elections – 2 May 2019

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am holding an Agents and Candidates briefing meeting on key issues relating to the forthcoming District, Town/Parish elections.

The meeting is aimed at briefing Party Agents although Candidates are welcome to attend.

I am contacting you as I would appreciate you notifying any prospective Candidates in your Parish, if you think they would be interested in attending and would not otherwise hear of this event as they are not aligned to any political party and/or using an Election Agent.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 in the Telscombe Room, Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes commencing at 17:00 hours. The building is locked promptly at 17:00. If you cannot attend until after this time, you will need to report to the west entrance at the rear of Southover House (accessed via Watergate Lane) and ring the bell.

I would appreciate your confirmation as to whether you will be attending this briefing. A briefing paper for the meeting is to follow.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Kim Bryce

Electoral Services Manager

Electoral Services

01273 085117