Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire

Elections 2021

Parish and town council elections are taking place across Northamptonshire on 6 May 2021. Here you will find links to the guidance and nomination forms (which must be returned by 4pm on 8 April 2021) from the Electoral Commission web site, and links to your district and borough councils, who are responsible for the conduct of the elections.

Town and Parish Council Notices of contested / uncontested elections

Link to Electoral Commission Web Site Guidance & Forms

Links to District & Borough Council Elections Information

North Northamptonshire

West Northamptonshire

We have collected together resources for parish and town councils in Northamptonshire to use for councillor recruitment campaigns. If you have materials you wish to contribute please send them to info@northantscalc.com.

Election Posters

Our "Wanted" posters for the 2021 elections. They are provided below in Word format and in A4 and A5 so that you can download the size that works best for you and customise it where indicated with your own council's details.

Social Media Poster

This advertisement has punchy, positive text suitable for village Facebook groups etc.

Top Tips For Recruiting Councillors

A list of good ideas, tips and suggestions for recruiting parish and town councillors, plus the opportunity to add your own!

Text for your Web Site

We have produced sample text for your web sites. Feel free to use it all, or just pick out the bits that seem most relevant to you. There's no copyright on this text, so use and edit it however you wish.

It Takes All Sorts

This publication was commissioned by NALC and the Commission for Rural Communities. It is out of print now (and a bit out of date) but it does include some useful stories and it features two councillors from Northamptonshire!

Thirteen Excuses!

Put together by our friends at the Lincolnshire Association of Local Councils, here is a somewhat irreverent list of excuses that one might hear from members of the public as to why they don't want to be a councillor. Each one has a reposte!

NALC Make a Change campaign

The Make A Change campaign encourages local councils to engage with as many residents from their community as possible. It will help improve local councils through a variety of experiences, skills and knowledge, and will help councils become representative of their communities.

NALC has produced some resources for your local council to use to help residents stand for election, see below:

Last updated: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 13:31