in becoming a Burnham or Highbridge county councillor?
in the Burnham-On-Sea area who are interested in standing for Somerset
County Councils elections in May are being invited to attend
two special events where they can find out more.
place on 30th January and 1st March from 6pm to 8pm at County Hall
in Taunton, the welcome events will offer a chance to find out about
the role of a County Councillor and what is involved in standing.
will be 55 seats available to be filled in the local elections on
4th May, including Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge, and each has a
chance to have a big impact in the local community and get involved
in the provision of council services.
Flaherty, the Councils Chief Executive and the Returning Officer
for the Elections, told urnham-On-Sea.com: "We welcome applications
from people from different kinds of backgrounds."
dont have to belong to a political party or have previous
experience. We want people who can bring their life experiences
into the council and bring the voice of the local community into
its policy making and decision processes."
return for their work with local communities and attending meetings
and events, councillors will be given allowances, be provided with
IT equipment and offered training to help them in their role.
register for your place at the County Councils welcome events
please contact the Community Governance Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
or on 01823 357628. More information can also be found on the Councils
website at www.somerset.gov.uk/elections.
full information on qualifications and disqualifications on standing
see The Electoral Commission website here.
The deadline for nomination papers for this year's County Council
election is on 4th April 2017.