Council members

Become a councillor

Our councillors are elected to serve the public – could you be the next one?

Our councillors

View our register of interests on the East Staffordshire Borough Council website.

If you wish to contact a councillor, please email the parish.

Our staff

County councillor: Phillip Atkins

Borough councillor: Greg Hall

How to become a councillor

The Good Councillor’s Guide  provides a summary of the role and responsibilities of a Parish Councillor.

Who can be a councillor?

The easy answer is almost anyone, as long as you are:

  • British or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union
  • at least 18 years old
  • registered to vote in the area or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months before an election.

You can’t be a councillor if you:

  • work for the council you want to be a councillor for
  • are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order
  • have been sentenced to prison for three months or more (including suspended sentences) during the five years before election day
  • have been convicted of a corrupt or illegal practice by an election court.

If you are in any doubt about whether you are eligible to stand as a councillor, you should contact the returning officer at East Staffs Borough Council for advice.  

Please contact the clerk if you are interested in becoming a councillor.