Brede Parish Council

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MAKE A CHANGE, BECOME A LOCAL COUNCILLOR
13th February 2019

BREDE PARISH 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 councilor 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 the 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, reading documents and emails, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.

 

Brede Parish Council meets on the last Tuesday of the month excluding August and December.

 

Can I Stand?

 

There are 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 a local council

 

How can I get involved?

 

Contact the Parish Clerk on 01424 882800 or email: