Be a councillor – make a difference

Be a councillor – make a difference

News November 9, 2014

Have you ever thought of standing for election as a local councillor? An information event for anyone interested in becoming a local councillor is being held at Kelham Hall on Tuesday 25th November.

Anyone who is interested in what is involved in being a councillor is welcome to attend the meeting, which takes place from 6-8.15pm.You might feel you could make a difference in your local community, influence the way it develops and have a say in the provision of vital local services. Or you might just be curious about the role that councillors play.

Admission is free, refreshments will be provided and there will be experts on hand to explain exactly what councillors do. There’ll be plenty of time for questions. It will help you prepare the ground for becoming a candidate for election to a local council, whether it be at parish, district or county level.

Newark and Sherwood District Council Chief Executive Andrew Muter said: “Councillors play a vital role in shaping the democratic decisions which shape the local community. This is a role that gives you a chance to make a big difference to the quality of life for people in your local area.”

The open evening will offer practical advice on how to go about standing for election to your local council or councils. Many councillors in England are members of political parties but it is also possible to stand as an independent candidate.

To find out more go to www.beacouncillor.org.uk