There are now two vacant seats on the Parish Council, leaving us with just five Councillors.
The Parish Council needs Councillors in order to function.
The Parish Council is often the place that people in the community come to for guidance. By becoming a Parish Councillor, you become someone your community may look to for help, guidance and support. You will also have the support of an experienced professional Clerk.
Parish Councils make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the local community. Among a variety of things, we are the village’s voice on planning matters, we have a liaison role with the MoD and the various management companies and groups around the village.
With fewer Councillors, it is much harder to make the village’s voice heard.
The District Council is currently undertaking a review of all Parishes in the area and if villagers are not interested in putting themselves forward, the Parish Council may consider asking for a merger with another area. This might be with one of the neighbouring villages (if they are happy with this) or even with Bicester (which, of course would put up the Council Tax), but either option will leave the village with much less of a voice.
Please think about whether you can help. See the information on the becoming a Councillor page at https://www.caversfieldpc.org.uk/parish-council/becoming-a-councillor/ and join us on 15 September.