MAKE A CHANGE
BECOME A LOCAL COUNCILLOR…..
IF YOU CARE ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE AND ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY, WE NEED YOU
JOIN US AND BECOME A LOCAL COUNCILLOR
WHAT DO LOCAL COUNCILS DO?
Your local council has an overall responsibility for the well- being of your local community. Their work falls into three main categories:
• Delivery of services
• Improve quality of life for residents
• Give communities a democratic voice
BECOMING A LOCAL COUNCILLOR
As a local councillor you can become a voice for your community and make a real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve.
Local councillors have three main responsibilities:
• Getting involved locally
To stand for election to a local council you must:
- Be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of theRepublic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member Stateof the European Union
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be an elector of the local council; or in the past 12 monthsoccupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary.If you are interested contact the council on: firstname.lastname@example.org