Have your say on Parish Council election dates - The Worcester Observer

Have your say on Parish Council election dates

Worcester Editorial 14th Aug, 2023   0

THE DATES of parish council elections in Warndon and St Peter the Great could be moved- with residents asked to give their views on the plans.

Proposals have been put forward for the two parishes to hold their elections on the same day as the city council.

Next year, Worcester City Council will no longer hold elections three years out of every four.

Instead, voters will be able to elect their city council once every four years.

The two parish councils have only recently held elections in May 2023, and the next is currently due in 2027.

Options in the consultation include holding the polls in 2027, but for all parish councillors to serve one year before an all-out election in 2028.

The next parish council election after this would take place in 2032.

Other ideas include extending the terms of all current Parish Councillors by an extra year or making the terms of those elected in 2027 run until 2032.

A city council spokesperson said holding both elections on the same day would allow costs to be split proportionately between the different authorities.

People will have until Sunday, September 17 to take part in the consultation.

Visit www.worcester.gov.uk/voiceit to give your views.

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need.


Advertise with the Worcester Observer to reach your audience


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.


Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.