THIS month Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is holding a free ‘Be a Councillor’ information event for people interested in finding out more about becoming a councillor – whether that is at the next election or sometime in the future.
The event will be held on Tuesday, September 11, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Town Hall in Stockton High Street.
The ‘Stand for what you believe in – Be a Councillor!’ campaign will run until the next local elections in May 2019.
Those attending will hear about some of the Council’s latest major successes as well as challenges and examples of what is being done to overcome them.
Current councillors from each political party will be on hand to answer questions and provide practical advice about fitting the role around work, family and other commitments.
There will also be information about how to stand as a candidate and the support and training available once a person is elected.
Councillor Bob Cook, Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, said: “These events are ideal opportunities for those who are already actively involved in the community to find out about making a difference as a councillor. Our previous campaigns have seen a number of local people from all walks of life become successful councillors.
“We are looking for people who are determined, capable, hard-working, willing to learn and have a passion for their community. Their decisions affect the lives of residents so above all candidates must be committed to representing their local community.”
Places are limited so please call Stuart Levin as soon as possible on 01642 526185 or email [email protected] to book your place.
You can also find out more about becoming a councillor at www.stockton.gov.uk/beacouncillor