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Some background information or a request for interest in becoming a councillor.

Parish Councillors


All councillors can be contacted via the Clerk

Robert Alston
Jane Fraser
Jack Hornby
Graham Mann
Joy Smiley

The Register of Interests for Kimberley and Carleton Forehoe Parish Council is available on the District Council Website.

The Role of a Councillor


Councillors are elected to represent the interest of the local community as a whole and promote a harmonious local environment. The number of elected Councillors depends on the size of the area, in Kimberley and Carleton Forehoe we are able to have 5 Councillors.

Local Councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term 'Local Council' is synonymous with ' Parish Council, 'Town Council' and 'Community Council'.


Local Councils are made up of locally elected Councillors. They are legally obliged to hold at least four meetings a year.  Kimberley and Carleton Forehoe Parish Council meets 4 times a year to discuss council business and hear from local residents.  District and County Councillors regularly attend parish meetings and report at the Annual Parish meeting. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.​

Councillors must abide by a Code of Conduct, a set of rules on how Councillors are expected to behave. They must also declare their financial interests in the parish, details of which are kept by the District Council.

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