An Election Message from Foxearth & Liston Action Group (FLAG)

Dear FLAG Member or Foxearth & Liston Resident,

This year is Parish Council Election Year. We will all have our chance to vote on 5th May. However, there can be no election without candidates.

A healthy Parish Council is one where the members have been voted in by their constituents which means that the seats have been contested. Where there are insufficient candidates, no election can take place. Those candidates that do stand are then co-opted on to the council but such a council will not have stood the essential democratic test of being chosen by its electorate. This will have an adverse effect on its influence and make it more difficult to get things done.

We clearly do not want this to happen in Foxearth & Liston so this is an invitation to those residents who may be minded to do what they can to make a difference in our community. You do not need any skills or qualifications; just a commitment to work for the good of the community.

You can find links below to some pamphlets published by Essex Association of Local Councils which will tell you more or you can contact FLAG (

You can also join FLAG. It costs £5 per household per annum. Membership is open to all residents within the parish. You will receive periodic newsletters and you will be able to have your say on any matter of community interest. FLAG undertakes community projects on behalf of its members subject to a two/thirds majority vote.

Why not come and join us.

Foxearth & Liston Action Group

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