Swale Borough Council is encouraging local people to think about whether they would like to apply to be a councillor in local elections being held on 2 May 2019.
An event will be held on 7pm in the Committee Room at Swale House, Wednesday 13 February for anyone interested in standing.
Please contact Democratic Services at the Council at DemocraticServices@swale.gov.uk
to register your interest.
Chief Executive and Returning Officer Mark Radford will be there to explain work undertaken by Swale Borough Council.
“If you care about the area that you live or work in and the issues facing local people, you may wish to consider standing to be a councillor. Come along on Wednesday 13th February to find out more about what is involved and how to apply.”
A councillor’s role and responsibilities include:
• representing the ward for which they are elected
• engaging with constituents about issues that concern their area
• developing and reviewing council policy
• scrutinising decisions taken by the councillors on the executive or cabinet
• regulatory, quasi-judicial and statutory duties
• community leadership and engagement
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The event will be informal, interactive and will give people a chance to speak to the Chief Executive about the role of councillors, to learn about how to apply to be a councillor, and to hear first-hand from a councillor about what it is like to be a councillor. If you would like to attend the event, or want more information about becoming a councillor, email our team at DemocraticServices@swale.gov.uk