The chance to influence key decisions in Box has become available after two parish councillors resigned.

After the resignation of councillor Gemma Dando her seat on the council will be filled by co-option, after no call was made for an election.

Long-serving councillor Barry Sims also announced his resignation after 12 years of serving the parish.

Vacancy notices for his seat have been posted around the parish and up on the council website The full council meets monthly, with all councillors expected to participate in the council’s eight committtes.

Anyone interested in joining the council can contact parish council clerk Margaret Carey, on 01225 742356, or