Notice of a Council vacancy has recently been advertised and is now closed.
We can confirm that the 14 day notice period has come to an end and as we have not received any requests for an election, the Council intends to co-opt new members.
If you wish to be co-opted onto the Council please complete
Application for Co-option form, taking care to read the eligibility criteria contained within.
Please return your completed application to the Town Clerk at the Town Council offices or by email to
Your application will be considered at the next appropriate Full Council meeting, where a vote will be held to decide whether the council agrees to co-opt you on to Downham Market Town Council.
Any decisions regarding co-option will not be taken until the current Coronavirus crisis has passed.
Who can be a Town Councillor?
Councillors are elected to the local council to represent their local community, so they must either live or work in the area. Becoming a councillor is both a rewarding and privileged form of public service. You will be in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people’s daily lives and prospects.
Being an effective councillor requires both commitment and hard work. Councillors have to balance the needs and interests of residents and the council. These will all make legitimate demands on a councillor’s time, on top of the demands and needs of their personal and professional lives.
See: https://beacouncillor.co.uk/what-do-they-do for more information.