Becoming a Councillor

Parish Council elections are usually held in May, together with a County or a District election. All members of the Parish Council have to either be re-elected or stand down every four years. The last parish council elections took place in May 2019.

There is a vacancy on Kennington Parish Council for a councillor to serve until the next elections in May 2023. The vacancy will be filled by co-option at the Parish Council meeting on 9 June 2022.

If you are:  Aged 18 or over, on the electoral roll, citizen of UK, Commonwealth, EU or Ireland and resident in or within 3 miles of the parish or own land or work in the parish (for at least 12 months) you are eligible to be co-opted.

If you are:

Able to attend regular evening meetings

Interested in local issues, preferably not just a single issue

And have:

An understanding and willingness to represent the views of the whole community

An interest in being an effective councillor

You could be just what the Parish Council is looking for.  On the website ( you will find more information about what the parish council does. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk (Tel. 01865 421126 or email ).

If you are interested in joining the Parish Council you should submit an expression of interest in writing by 8th June 2022. Please provide your full name, postal address and email address.

Please note the post of Parish Councillor is voluntary, with only expenses paid when necessary.

Please send applications to the Clerk by 8th June 2022

By post to Mrs Rachel Brown, 93 Kennington Road, Kennington, Oxford, OX1 5PE or by email

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