Town Council Elections – Thursday 2nd May 2019

MAKE A CHANGE, BECOME A TOWN COUNCILLOR

Canvey Island Town Council is calling on residents who are passionate about their community to stand for election in the May 2019 parish elections.

What do local councillors do?
Local councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes.
Becoming a local councillor 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 your 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, 3 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?
Most people are qualified to stand for election to their local council but there are a few rules. You must be:
• A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union
• 18 years of age or older
• Live in an area that is served by a local council

How can I get involved?
Contact David Marchant – Electoral Officer at Castle Point Borough Council, Kiln Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1TF to find out more and submit your interest.

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