Bingley Town Council currently have a vacancy for a Councillor for the Gilstead Ward. Bingley Town Council will fill the vacancy using the procedure for co-option. This document can be found at

As a local councillor you would be one of over 80,000 local councillors in England. Local councillors are volunteers and are held accountable by local people for things that happen locally. You would make a difference by influencing decisions that affect your community.

Bingley Town Council is an ambitious and active council and has had a considerable positive impact in Bingley. Examples of the work of Bingley Town Council include running regular monthly markets, re-provision of public toilets, repainting street furniture, providing floral displays throughout the parish, organising litter picks and awarding grants to local community organisations, all in response to residents’ feedback.

As a councillor you would have a responsibility to attend and contribute at meetings and to represent the people who live in the Gilstead Ward. You would not be required to live in the ward. Eligibility criteria, and possible reasons a person would be disqualified from being a town councillor, are explained in the appendix to the procedures for co-option document. Please read these carefully.

If you would like to be considered for co-option to Bingley Town Council, please submit an application by email by noon on Tuesday 12th April 2022. Your application must include:
• a biography,
• reasons why you wish to become a town councillor, and
• what you can offer to the council.
You must also confirm that you meet all of the eligibility tests, namely age, residence, criminal record and bankruptcy that apply to prospective town councillors.

All candidates will be invited to attend the next Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting, which will be held on Wednesday 13th April 2022 at 6.30pm at the Hub, Myrtle Place, Bingley. The Council will hold an Extraordinary meeting to select a candidate on Tuesday 19th April 2022 at 6.30pm (venue to be confirmed).

Please contact the Town Clerk via or 07529 222679 if you require any information or would like to discuss the process in further detail.

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