Clerk: Mr Steve Larner
The Town Hall, North Parade
Skegness, Lincolnshire

Tel: 01754 766113

"Become a Councillor Events" from 5:30pm till 6:45pm on 16th January 2019 and 6th March 2019 at the Town Hall, Skegness

"Become a Councillor Events" from 5:30pm till 6:45pm on 16th January 2019 and 6th March 2019 at the Town Hall, Skegness

Skegness Town Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community to stand in the local elections in 2019.

What do Councillors do?

Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a Councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community's needs.

How long does it take?

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.

Can I stand?

There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:

• A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union

• 18 years of age or older

• Live in an area that is served by a local council

How can I get involved?

Attend one of the drop in "Become a Councillor Events" from 5:30pm till 6:45pm on 16th January 2019 or 6th March 2019 at the Town Hall, Skegness for more information and to ask any questions you may have.

Contact Skegness Town Council at The Town Hall, North Parade, Skegness Tel 01754 766113 to find out more or visit www.nalc.gov.uk/elections or www.electoralcommission.org.uk

Posted: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:45 by Steve Larner

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