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Royal Wootton Bassett
Town Council

We honour those who serve

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council

We honour those who serve

t: 01793 850222


t: 01793 850222


Councillor Vacancy

Are you interested in a challenging and rewarding voluntary role in our town?

If you are passionate about your local community, we need you. Councillors make a huge difference to the quality of life of local people and how local issues are dealt with. We need people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect the communities they serve to put themselves forward.

We have a vacancy on Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council, and Electoral Services at Wiltshire Council have confirmed that this vacancy can now be filled by co-option. We are now inviting applications from local people to join the town council, and represent our South & West Ward.

Are you interested in becoming a Councillor?

In terms of eligibility, you must be a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or European Union citizen with retained rights, over 18 years old and are registered to vote in the area; or have lived, worked, or owned property here for at least 12 months.

Responsibilities of the Town Council

The Town Council is responsible for our play parks, allotments, CCTV, Jubilee Lake, Vale View Gardens, Merchants House, benches, bus stops, noticeboards, the market, Remembrance Parade, town events including Christmas Lights, and so much more. It also determines how much money to raise through the council precept to deliver these services to the residents of the town.

What kind of person do we need?

You should have an active interest in local issues and things that affect local people and a willingness to represent the views of the community.

You will need to commit the time and effort to the role and to prepare for and attend Council meetings. You will be required to join one or two of the Committees or working groups and attend the meetings.

In addition, you will become a representative of the council on one of many community organisations or linked to a school in the town. Your attendance and help will also be required at the many events and civic occasions we have throughout the year.

How to apply

To apply, please send a letter of application to the Chief Officer, Mark Hopkins, via email or post it to 117 High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AU, by 5pm on Friday 2nd August 2024.

In your letter you may wish to include your connection to the town, why you want to be a town councillor and what skills / experience you can bring to the Council.

Applications will be looked at by Councillors and voted on at a meeting of the Full Council on Thursday 10th October 2024 at 7pm, in the Conference Room at Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Club. You will be invited to attend and say a few words about your application to the Councillors.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Mark Hopkins

Chief Officer

Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

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