Potton Town Councillor

An opportunity to be part of your community

A candidate for the Town Council is qualified if at the time of nomination, they are:

1. a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any member state of the EU

2. are at least 18 years of age

3. meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
Is on the list of electors for the town or during the last twelve months you:
occupied land or property in Potton as owner or tenant.
had your principle place of work here.
lived in, or within three miles of Potton.

A Town Councillor is unpaid and gives their time for free to the community on a voluntary basis.

Any interested parties must make an application in writing to the Town Clerk, Mr Jonathan Whitehurst at Potton Town Council, The Community Centre, Brook End, Potton, Bedfordshire SG19 2QS by 9am on Monday 30th May 2022 and include the following information:

1. reason for wishing to be a Councillor;
2. previous Community/Council work;
3. other skills you can bring to the Council.

For further information, please refer to the town council’s Co-Option procedure.

Please note it is a condition of a Councillor that a means of contact by telephone and/or email will be public information.

If you require any additional information, please contact the Town Clerk either by emailing or call 01767 260086.

Co-option will take place at the Town Council meeting in June 2022.

Part Time Committee Clerk

You will have an eye for detail and the ability to take accurate minutes.

The Committee Clerk will attend council and committee meetings (usually on Tuesday evenings) to take minutes and support councillors and member of the public who may attend.

The role will include the creation of agenda packs and the publication of agendas and minutes using the Council’s website.  The successful candidate will also support the wider team flexibly as required.

The successful candidate would be expected to be computer literate with good communication skills.  Friendly and positive outlooks are essential.  This is an exciting, challenging role in a council that works with its community partners to address local priorities and deliver a wide range of services.

Please note: CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal discussion and to access the recruitment pack, please contact Jonathan Whitehurst, the Town Clerk by emailing or call 01767 260086.

Closing date for applications:
Monday 30th May 2022 at 9am.

SCP 4-6 (SLCC/NALC nationally agreed scale) – 7.5 hours per week – (£10.01-£10.42 per hour)

Newsletter delivery

Potton Town Council produces four newsletters each year, which are delivered to every household in Potton.

We currently have a vacancy for a newsletter delivery round and we are interested in hearing from 13-18 year olds who would like to deliver our newsletter for us. The rate of pay is £20 for 300 delivered newsletters, pro-rata.

A work permit is required from Central Bedfordshire Council; you can find out more information and download a Child Employment Application form by visiting