Your Local Councillors
Councillors are elected to represent an individual geographical unit on the council, known as a Ward. Ashby Woulds Town Council consists of 9 Councillors from the following Wards: Albert Village (2), Moira (4) and Norris Hill (3)
Councillors have three main components to their work:
Decision Making – Through meetings and attending committees, Councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.
Monitoring – Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.
Getting involved locally - as local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. These responsibilities and duties often depend on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available, and may include:
•Going to meetings of local organisations •Going to meetings of organisations affecting the wider community •Taking up issues on behalf of members of the public •Acting as a signpost for Council Services
Why become a Councillor?
Being a Parish or Town Councillor is an enjoyable way of contributing to your community, and helping to make it a better place to live and work.
Will I get paid for being a Councillor?
Councillors do not receive a salary. However, Ashby Woulds Town Council pays an annual allowance to the Mayor to cover incidental expenses incurred while on council business.
Am I qualified?
Yes – most people are. However there are a few rules:
You have to be: •A British subject, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union and be 18 years of age or over •A local government elector for the council area for which you want to stand; or •Have during the whole of the 12 months preceding that day occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the council area; or •Have during that same period had your principal or only place of work in the council area; or •During that 12 month period resided in the council area
You cannot become a Parish or Town Councillor if you: •Are subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order •Have, within five years, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine •You work for the council you want to become a councillor for (but you can work for other local authorities, including the principal authorities that represent the same area).
Our councillors are all elected or co-opted onto the Council, if you would like to become a councillor or find out more about what they do then please follow the links below. Or simply contact the Town Clerk.
Albert Village Ward
Norris Hill Ward
The Members' Code of Conduct
In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, the Council has adopted a Code of Conduct for Town Councillors (whether elected or co-opted), who are required to abide by the code. On the 10th September 2012 the Council adopted the North West Leicestershire District Council's Local Code of Conduct.
Code of Conduct (PDF, 76 Kb)
Code of Conduct
Members Register of Interests
Under s30 of the Localism Act 21011 and Paragraph 8 of the Code of Conduct of North West Leicestershire members are required to disclose interests in the authority's register and provide written notice of any change.
A list of each member's register of interests can be found on the North West Leicestershire District Council's website.
Your other Local Elected Representatives
North West Leicestershire District Council
Albert Village and Moira Ward
Cllr John Bridges is the District Councillor for the Albert Village and Moira Ward. For contact details and more information click the link below
Blackfordby and Norris Hill Ward
Cllr Gill Hoult is the District Councillor for the Blackfordby and Norris Hill Ward. For contact details and more information click the link below
Leicestershire County Council
Cllr Sean Sheahan is the County Councillor for the Forest and Measham Divison which includes the parishes of Ashby Woulds, Measham, Oakthorpe, Donisthorpe and Acresford. For contact details and more information click the link below.
Member of Parliament
Andrew Bridgen MP is the Member of Parliament for North West Leicestershire.
Click below to access his website for more details.
Local surgeries are held throughout the year. To book an appointment please call 01530 417736 or