Parish Councillor Vacancy 2023

Following the recent Parish Council elections, we have a vacancy for 1 parish councillor.

Could you provide a voice for people living in Pembury?

If so, why not think about joining the Parish Council as we currently a vacancy for a Parish Councillor.  We are an active council looking for enthusiastic people to join us!

Poster for councillor

What we do

We own and manage various facilities in the village such as Lower Green Recreation Ground, Woodside Playing Fields, the Village Green, the Old Coach Road, Pembury Burial Grounds and Lower Green Cemetery.

We also hold several community events such as Fireworks, Pembury in the Park, the annual community litter pick in partnership with Rapid Relief Team, Remembrance Sunday in partnership with the churches and the new Christmas Carols around the Christmas Tree.  We also publish the quarterly newsletter, the Pembury Village News, delivered to all homes in the village.

We are consulted on all planning applications in the Parish.

Our current projects include:

  • Working in partnership with the Pembury Community Gardening Group to improve various “grot spots” in the village
  • Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • Improving the condition of vacant plots at the allotments
  • Clearance of the Downingbury Pond to bring back wildlife
  • Reducing our carbon footprint and research into converting our streetlights to LEDs
  • Improvements to Lower Green Cemetery to increase biodiversity

What does a Parish Councillor do?

A councillor’s primary role is to represent their parish and the people who live in it.  As part of a local council you will work with Council staff to:

  • run local services such as our open spaces and recreation facilities
  • influence the long term development policy and comment on planning applications in the parish
  • improve the quality of life and the environment in our local area
  • identify issues which are important to residents
  • improve the lives of residents by providing local community projects, lobbying other service providers and working in partnership with other parishes, community groups and agencies.


You must:

  • be a British, Irish or EU citizen
  • be over 18 years old
  • live in the parish of Pembury or within 3 miles of it or have your principle place of work in the parish of Pembury

How to Apply

Please read our policy on the Co-option process and complete the application form below and return it to the Council by email to or by post to the Parish Office.

Co-option Policy

Councillor Co-option Form 2023

If you would like to find out more, before you apply, why not give the Clerk, Helen Munro, a call or email? Or you could attend one of our Council meetings which are held in public. Please see our Council meetings page for details of the upcoming meetings.