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How to stand for election to the Parish Council?

Information from Arun District Council:
Nomination packs and other detailed election information are available on the following webpage:
If you have any questions or require hard copies of the nomination packs to be posted to you please email
Completed nomination papers to be delivered by hand to Arun Elections, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF, during office hours between 21 March and 4pm on the 4 April 2023.
See our election timetable

Information from the Parish Council

ELECTIONS 2023 – Please think about becoming a Parish Councillor.  Parish Council elections are held every 4 years and the next election is on 4 May 2023. 

Is this for you?

There would be a commitment to attend full Council meetings which are held every 2 months and to attend meetings of the Planning and Finance and General Purposes Committee which meet on the same evening as Council and as required between Council meetings (say a further 4 meetings a year).  There would also be the opportunity to represent Council on specific issues such as planning, policing, highways, resilience planning and biodiversity and to attend occasional meetings in connection with this.

There are seven councillors for Kingston plus the Clerk who is a paid employee of the Council.  The Council is funded by residents of the Parish in the form of a "precept" which it determines in its annual budget and is collected by Arun District Council as part of your council tax.

Whilst there is a natural focus on parish issues and needs, it is also important to look at wider issues and policies which will impact on the parish e.g. from Government, County and District Council, and the Environment agency.

Am I eligible?

In order to be a Parish Councillor, you must:
• be aged 18 years or over and
• be a British citizen, or an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of a member state of the European Union and
  not require leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom or have indefinite leave to remain.

And you must meet at least one of the following on the day you are nominated and on polling day:
• be a local government elector in the parish (i.e. on the electoral roll) or
• have lived in the parish or within 3 miles of it for the last twelve months or
• have been an owner or tenant of any land or premises in the parish for the last twelve months or
 have your principal or only place of work in the parish for the last twelve months

You do not have to belong to a political party.


There are some factors which disqualify you for standing from election so you will need to check the nomination information carefully. See the Electoral Commission website for more information:

If you would like to find out more about the Council, please email the Clerk at