With Herefordshire parish and town elections coming up in May this year, Herefordshire Council is providing interested residents with an opportunity to find out more about how to get involved.
A meeting, being held at 6pm on Monday 16th February at the Shirehall in Hereford, will give prospective Herefordshire parish and town council candidates information about how to become a councillor and what will be expected should they be elected in May.
Town and parish councils have particular responsibility for delivering a variety of local services which can include: open spaces, play areas, village halls, community care schemes, allotments, local youth projects, and various tourism and festival activities.
All councillors have three main areas of work; acting as a community leader campaigning on local issues, making decisions that affect local people and getting involved locally to solve local issues and problems.
Anyone who is over 18, and who is a British, European Union or Commonwealth citizen living in the area and fulfilling certain criteria can stand for election as a councillor and make a difference to local people.
Alistair Neill, returning officer for the parish and town council elections, said: “Standing for election as a town or parish councillor is an important way to get involved in your community, especially in providing local services that help local people. We’d like to encourage anyone with a real passion for their community to consider getting involved and to come along to the meeting on 16th February to find out more about how to do so.”
Further details of the forthcoming parish/town council elections can be found here: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/government-citizens-and-rights/democracy/parish-council-elections.