Are you interested in making a difference in your local community? Are you thinking about becoming a local Councillor at the next election?

Oswestry Town Council are holding a virtual information session for those who might be interested in standing for election at the next meeting. This will be held on Monday 22nd of February 2021 between 7pm and 8pm. This informal session will be led by the Mayor, the Town Clerk and our most recently elected councillor, Les Maguire. Please use the following link to access the session https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89398947601

The aim of the session is to help potential candidates:

  • Understand more about the work of the Town Council
  • Find out a little bit about the election process
  • Find out more about the important role that elected members play in their communities
  • Understand what it means to be a new councillor

There will be an opportunity to ask questions

The work of local councils (Town and Parish Councils) falls into three main categories

• Delivery of services

• Improve quality of life for residents

• Give communities a democratic voice

Councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve and have three main responsibilities:

• Decision-making

• Monitoring

• Getting involved locally

GETTING ELECTED

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.


http://www.nalc.gov.uk/elections

For further information please contact enquiries(at)oswestry-tc.gov.uk

MAKE A CHANGE BECOME A LOCAL COUNCILLOR

Wednesday 10 February 2021

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The Guildhall,
Oswestry,
Shropshire
SY11 1PZ

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