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Role of a Parish Councillor

Parish Councillors should have an active interest and concern for their local community. They represent local people and work in partnership with them and others when necessary. They help facilitate the provision of local services and facilities and take decisions that form the policy of the Council. Councillors are not paid and have to abide by the Suffolk Code of Conduct. Councillors have to complete a Register of Members' Interests form (LGA 2000) when taking office.

Councillors must declare a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in any matter under discussion at a Parish Council meeting if it relates to them.