Do you care about where you live? Are you passionate about your community? If so, you could make a great local councillor.
It’s not too late to stand as a local Councillor – there are approx. 6 meetings a year and choose the topics that interest you most – maybe road safety, planning, affordable housing, Gatwick or anything else that you think affects our community!
WHAT IS A LOCAL COUNCIL?
Local council is a universal term for community, village, neighbourhood, parish and town councils. They are the first tier of local government and are statutory bodies. They serve communities and are elected by residents. They raise their own precept (a form of council tax).
BECOMING A LOCAL COUNCILLOR
As a local councillor, you can become a voice for your community and make a real change. Local councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve.
Local councillors have three main responsibilities:
Getting involved locally
Local councils welcome and are committed to the inclusion and recognition of all regardless of race, culture, ability, ethnicity or gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status.
FIND OUT MORE
www.hever.org Contact the Clerk@hever.org to find out more about Hever Parish Council and the work we do. Deadline for interest (to the Clerk) is end June 2019.