What qualities should a Parish Councillor have?

·         commitment and enthusiasm to devote time to prepare and to take part in the council’s work

·         common sense to be able to contribute to discussion, to influence decisions, and to assess the impact of decisions on all sections of the local community

·         confidence to speak up and express your point of view

·         courage to ask questions that no one else has asked as to why things are done in a certain way

·         willingness to work in the spirit of the seven principles of public life:

                             o   selflessness

                             o   integrity

                             o   objectivity

                             o   accountability

                             o   openness

                             o   honesty

                             o   leadership