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Become a Councillor with Thrapston Town Council

Become a Councillor with Thrapston Town Council

Thrapston Town Council are currently recruiting for two Councillors to join the Council.

What is Thrapston Town Council?

Thrapston Town Council is an elected body in the first tier of local government and some describe it as the council that is closest to the public. This means that the Council represent the interests of Thrapston and works hard to improve the quality of life in the local area. The Town Council is made up of 13 Councillors representing Thrapston's circa. 5,500 electors. It has an annual precept (income from council tax) of £409,928 (2022/23).

What is Thrapston Town Council responsible for?

In a nutshell, the Council is responsible for the cemetery, the Plaza Community Hall, several open spaces including the Peace Park, play areas, some street lighting, the public toilets, some street furniture and the majority of verge cutting. It is also consulted on local planning matters and grants are given by Thrapston Town Council to deserving local causes. The Council also organises events for the town which help to bring the community together and enhance Thrapston's fantastic spirit.

Your commitment as a Councillor?

As well as sitting on Full Council, elected Councillors are also required to sit on two committees. These take place on two Tuesday evenings a month. There is also an expectation to attend and help at Council-run events and also undertake any relevant training.

Want to find out more?

If you would like to be considered for co-option, please email for an application pack.

Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:36 by Debra Garland

Tags: Community Engagement, Council Recruitment, News