Douzeniers in St Peter Port
***Please note that St Peter Port parish meetings have been suspended and therefore the election of two Douzeniers to fill the current vacancies will not now take place in April.***
Your local community needs YOU!
Each of the ten parishes in Guernsey is administered by two elected Constables. They are supported and scrutinised by an elected council of residents called the Douzaine. Together the Constables and the Douzeniers aim to promote a thriving local community.
Parish elections are usually held in November but one parish intends to hold elections for Douzenier at their *April* parish meeting (date to be announced). St Peter Port has two vacancies to fill.
Nomination forms won’t be available until March but in the meantime, why not drop into the St Peter Port Constables Office to have a chat now? Maybe you could volunteer to help with a parish project to get a feel for how things work?
Douzeniers are meant to represent their community so they can come from all walks of life. The more diversity the better so that there are a variety of voices around the table.
The main skill you need is a passion for your parish and a willingness to dedicate time and energy to listening to your parishioners and working to improve your local community.
Different members of the Douzaine bring different perspectives. You may be an accountant so focus on the numbers. You may be a parent so understand the issues for local schools and playgrounds. You may like to write and be able to help with the parish magazine.