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Find out how to stand for election for Herefordshire Council this May

With Herefordshire Council and parish/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 Thursday 29th January at the Shirehall in Hereford, will give prospective Herefordshire Council candidates information about how to become a councillor, and what will be expected should they be elected in May. Another meeting is taking place later in February for prospective parish/town council candidates. (Details for this meeting will be provided in early February).

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 Herefordshire councillor and make a difference to local people. All Herefordshire 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.

Alistair Neill, returning officer in the Herefordshire Council elections, said: “Standing for election as a Herefordshire councillor is a great way to get involved in your local community and shape its future. 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 29th January to find out more.”

Tags: Community and living, Your council