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Help shape Radley’s future

Serve on the Parish Council 

A new parish council will be chosen on 2 May. If you care about Radley, would like to contribute to its well-being and can spare about three hours a week, why not consider putting your name forward? No special skills or experience are needed and basic training will be provided.

What the parish council does

The parish council has three main roles.

  • Pursuing and promoting Radley’s interests on matters such as local parking and traffic management, local service failures and the threat posed by the possible Oxford-Cambridge Expressway.
  • Implementing the Neighbourhood Plan, and submitting comments on planning applications on behalf of the local community.
  • Looking after local facilities and open spaces, such as the allotments and the Gooseacre playing field and pavilion.

Your role as a councillor would be to bring much needed ideas and energy to this work, and to help ensure that parish council action reflects local people’s concerns and priorities.

The special challenges ahead

The new parish council will have a four-year term, one in which Radley faces exceptional challenges and opportunities. The new housing development will bring new people but will also add to the pressures on local infrastructure. The Parish Council will need to plan and manage a programme to spend its capital receipts from the developers, expected to be around £1.5m. We need committed local people to serve as councillors who can help to meet these challenges effectively.

Am I eligible?

You must live or work in Radley parish or within 3 miles of its boundaries. You must also be at least 18 and a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen.  See more here.

I’d like to put my name forward. What do I need to do?

You need to complete nomination papers and return them by hand to the Vale of White Horse offices in Milton Park by 4.00 pm on Wednesday 3 April. You will need 2 neighbours who are on the electoral register for Radley to formally propose and second you.

Nomination papers can be downloaded here.  Alternatively, paper copies are available from the village shop.

There are 11 places on the Council and an election will be held only if there are more nominations than places.  

More information

Please contact the Parish Council Clerk, Jane Dymock, in the first instance if you have further queries about the process, or what is involved in being a councillor. Email clerk@radleyvillage.org.uk. Tel: 01865 864360

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