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Find out about becoming a Councillor

9:46 am, Wednesday, 1st June 2022 - 2 years ago

Councillors and democracy

Local people with an interest in representing their community and making a difference to their area are being encouraged to find out more about becoming a Councillor.

Elected Councillors are a vital part of local democracy. They make a difference to their area in lots of ways, helping to solve problems with local residents, coordinating community action and voting on policy. They also get the opportunity to regularly scrutinise proposals.

The Local Government Association are to host a webinar in June for anyone wishing to find out more about becoming a Councillor.

The online session will be held from 10am to 11:30am on Tuesday 7 June and will feature an experienced panel of Councillor speakers sharing their journeys in local government and offering practical advice for those considering getting involved in local democracy.

The session will also cover what Councils and Councillors do, and will explore the steps involved in becoming a Councillor and what support is available.

A North East Lincolnshire Council spokesperson said: “Local democracy is vital to the running of a local authority. Councillors are not just elected to vote on policies.

“They also play an important role in scrutinising draft policies and helping to solve issues raised by local residents.

“Councillors are also corporate parents, having joint responsibility for the children who are in the care of the Council.

“The role of a Councillor brings with it a rewarding sense of satisfaction at having helped shape your area and had an impact on local residents.

“Anyone interested in becoming a Councillor should tune into the Local Government Association webinar. Alternatively, they can contact the Council’s democracy team for advice or visit our website.”

To sign-up to the LGA webinar, visit https://lgaevents.local.gov.uk/lga/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=523851&eventID=1516&traceRedir=2.

To find out more about becoming a Councillor, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/how-to-become-a-councillor.

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