Stockton Council is urging people interested in finding out about becoming a local councillor to come to a special free event this weekend.
'Make A Difference - Be a Councillor' will take place this Saturday 11 October in Stockton Town Hall. The event will run from 9.30am to 11.30am.
Those 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.
People will also have the opportunity to meet current councillors from each political party, ask questions and receive information 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 come along to Saturday's event."
For more information, or to book your place, contact Stuart Levin on 01642 526185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org