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What Do Local Councils and Councillors Do?

Local (parish and town) councils and councillors make a massive difference to the quality of life of local people. They are passionate about their communities and seek to make a change to help improve the lives of their residents. Local councils run numerous services, depending on the size of the council.

Councillors are elected to represent the local community, so you must either live or work in the council area. Becoming a councillor is a rewarding experience as you will be in a position to make a change in your community to help improve the lives of residents. A councillor's role can include responsibilities such as developing strategies and plans for the area, helping with problems and ideas, representing the community, working with other local community groups, decision making and reviewing decisions and talking to the community about their needs and about what the council is doing.

Local councils can only be as useful, connected and energetic as the people elected to run it, so we need councillors who are capable, enthusiastic and engaged to reflect their communities.

Interested? Please contact the clerk.

Make a Change - Become a Councillor

  • Are you passionate about your community?
  • Do you want to help make a long-lasting change?
  • Do you have innovative ideas for the council?
  • Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it?

If this is you, then we need people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect their community to put themselves forward for election.

Eastleach Parish Councillors

Meet the team who manage the Parish Council on behalf of all the villagers:

Cllr Jane Fenton

Cllr Matthew Hanson

Cllr Tim Jeans (Chair)

Cllr Fiona Jacovides

Jane Fenton


Matthew Hanson


Tim Jeans


Fiona Jacovides


If you require any more information about the work of your Parish Council, please do not hesitate to get in touch.