I have realised since I became involved last June how lucky Arkesden has been over the years to have people prepared to give up some of their time to serve as parish councillors. What we do on the council may not change the world but we can try to change our community for the better – and sometimes do. Councillors even seem to enjoy it!
Whilst all councillors have to be formally elected or re-elected every five years from time to time vacancies arise and we aim to keep the council at six members with a variety of skills and backgrounds but all united by their commitment to our beautiful village. We have such a casual vacancy now.
It is always good to know who would be keen or consider serving as a councillor either now or at some stage in the future. You can also support in other ways to help you decide.
So my message is ‘Arkesden needs you!’ and please get in touch with me, or with Susan Erb, the Clerk of the Parish Council or any of the other councillors if that person could be you.