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 the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union
• Be at least 18 years old
• Be 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
If you are interested contact the council on: email@example.com