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Wallingford Town Councillors

Volunteer Local Councillor’s are elected by the community to decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They represent public interest as well as individuals living within Wallingford in which they have been elected to serve.

Wallingford has 16 Councillor’s including the Mayor.

Every Councillor has a duty to act properly and to abide by the adopted Code of Conduct, to attend meetings of the Council, to declare interests as appropriate (Local Government Act 2000, part III) and to represent the electorate as a whole.

Councillor’s have regular contact with the general public through Council Meetings, telephone calls and emails. To find out more about your Councillor’s, which committees and working parties they are on and contact details, please see below.

Volunteers

Town Councillors are volunteers and are not paid a salary for their work. Some councils pay an allowance, but Wallingford Town Councillors do not receive any allowance other than the very occasional reimbursement of expenses such as mileage. By law, all members of the Council are required to complete a declaration of interest form, the details of which are published annually. To view the registers of interest for Wallingford Town Councillors visit the SODC website.

Support and Training

Town Councillor’s are offered support and training throughout their term of office, both from Town Council officers and from sector bodies such as the National Association of Local Councils and the Local Government Association.

Code of Conduct

All Town Councillor’s must agree to abide by the Town Council’s Code of Conduct.

Please click here for the Council’s Code of Conduct

Please click here for The Good Councillor’s Guide The Good Councillor’s Guide

Complaints

If you need to make a complaint about a Town Councillor, please write to :

Town Clerk – Wallingford Town Council, 8a Castle Street, Wallingford OX10 8DL

or email : townclerk@wallingfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

Elections

Town Councillors are elected every four years. The most recent Town Council election took place on September 2019. Election Results September 2019

Can anyone stand for election as a Town Councillor?

Yes, if you are a British Commonwealth or European Citizen aged 18 years or over and meet any one of the following criteria :

  • You are on the electoral roll for the town.
  • You have lived in the town, or within 3 miles of it, for the previous 12 months.
  • You have occupied any land or premises in the town for the previous 12 months.
  • Your main place of work is within the town.

You can find out more by visiting the Electoral Commission Website

Vacancies which arrive between elections, known as a casual vacancy, are filled by by-elections or by the Town Council choosing new councillors (co-option). Vacancies will be advertised on our ‘Job Vacancies’ page.

Please click here for the Town Councillor Job Description Parish Councillor Job Description

If you have any questions regarding becoming a Councillor, please contact Wallingford Town Council Office on 01491 835373.