Stockton Council is urging people interested in finding out about becoming a local councillor to come to a special free event next week.
‘Make A Difference - Be a Councillor’ will take place at 5pm on Thursday 27 March in Stockton Town Hall.
Anyone attending will be able to find out how to stand as a candidate in future local elections, starting with the next local election in May 2015.
They will also have the opportunity to meet current councillors from each political party, ask questions and receive advice about the support and training available to help councillors carry out their role.
Councillor David Harrington, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Corporate Management and Finance, said: “Many people may not be aware that you can become a councillor from the age of 18 and people from all walks of life can stand in local elections.
“The event is an ideal opportunity for local people to find out more about what councillors do and how you can make a difference in your community. I would urge anyone who is interested in becoming a councillor, or knows anyone who would make a good candidate, to register for Thursday’s event.”
For more information, or to book your place, contact Stuart Levin on (01642) 526185 or email [email protected]