Becoming a Parish Councillor

There are nine seats on Mattersey Parish Council.   Elections are held every four years.

However, there are occasionally casual vacancies created by people leaving the Parish Council for one reason or another.  Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor. Check out this webpage for more information Becoming a councillor | Local Government Association

You must comply with at least one of the following  requirements:

  • Be a local government elector for Mattersey or Mattersey Thorpe
  • Have during the whole of the preceding 12 months occupied as tenant or owner any land or other premises in Mattersey or  Mattersey Thorpe
  • Have your principal or only place of work in the preceding 12 months in Mattersey or Mattersey Thorpe
  • Have resided either in the Parish of Mattersey or  Mattersey Thorpe or within 3 miles of it during the whole of the preceding  12 months

There are also certain disqualifications which prevent you becoming a Councillor, of which the main ones are:

  • Holding a paid job with Mattersey  Parish Council
  • Bankruptcy
  • Having been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not  less than three months during the preceding five years
  • Being disqualified  under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practices

Councillors Roles

  • Andrew Walker – Chairman – represents the Council at Parish Council Liaison meetings email:
  •  Martin Doughty, Tel:07974964964
  •  Elaine Skelton – Representative on North East Bassetlaw Forum.  Tel:01777 817845
  • James Keeling-Heane, email:
  • Elaine Keeling-Heane,
  • David Elcoate,

Declarations of Interest

Click on the documents below to view or download the declarations of interest:

Andrew Walker

EKH Redacted

Elaine Skelton

JKH Redacted

Martin Doughty

David Elcoate