Become a Councillor for Cam Parish
MAKE A CHANGE
BECOME A COUNCILLOR
WHAT DO LOCAL COUNCILS DO?
Your local council has overall responsibility for the wellbeing 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 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 the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union
• at least 18 years old
• an elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied 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.
Posted: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 11:26 by Jenny Walkley