MAKE A CHANGE, BECOME A TOWN COUNCILLOR
Grange Town Council is calling on residents who are passionate about our community to stand in the local elections in May this year.
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 our 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 that services are meeting your community’s needs.
How much time will 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 the area that is served by the Town Council
How can I get involved?
To find out more, get in touch with the Town Clerk, or talk to one of the current Councillors to find out what it’s really like. They’re happy to share their experience.