Why become a Parish Councillor?
If you’ve never been to a Parish Council meeting, you may be forgiven for thinking that Parish Councillors are a group of (probably older) people who meet now and then in the Village Hall to have a chat about what’s going on in the Village. However, the Parish Council in Rainford, for example, played a pivotal role in the Village Centre Improvement Scheme, providing funds and advice along with the Borough Councillors. It has also assisted in recent years the formation of Rainford Heritage Society and Rainford in Bloom. The Rainford Hub, the Beer Festival and the Community Cinema are all initiatives of the Parish Council. It has also supported Rainford Action Group.
Parish Councillors are people that the community can look to for help, guidance and support; community leaders with the power to influence decisions for the benefit of the people they serve. Seeing your community change for the better, as a result of decisions you have helped make, gives Councillors a sense of achievement and pride