Stand for what you believe in – become a councillor

Posted on: 10 January 2019

What matters to you in the district? Are you passionate about improving your community? Whatever needs changing in your local area, you could be the person to change it by becoming a councillor.

With just three months to go until North Devon goes to the polls, potential candidates for the district elections are being encouraged to find out more about what it means to become a district councillor and how people who work full time can manage to fit in the role alongside their work and personal life.

North Devon Council is holding a prospective candidates event on Tuesday 5 February. The aim is to give people an understanding of what the role involves and discuss aspects of becoming a councillor.

Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor Des Brailey, says: “Decisions made by councillors affect the lives of everyone in the area in countless ways. Representing a population of over 93,000 across the district, understanding the issues and concerns they face and taking action are the most important tasks that any councillor undertakes.

“North Devon Council can only be as effective, relevant and vibrant as the people elected to run it. The council needs councillors who are capable, energetic and engaged, with a commitment to local people and a passion for change.”

The prospective candidates event starts at 6.15pm on Tuesday 5 February in the Barum room at Brynsworthy Environment Centre. If you would like to attend, please email or just turn up on the evening.

A guide has been produced for people interested in finding out more about becoming a councillor. This can be found on the council’s website.

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