Have you ever thought about becoming a Councillor?

Are you interested in working with and helping your community as a local Councillor?

Being a Councillor can be very rewarding and makes a difference to lives across the Forest of Dean district.

All seats on Forest of Dean District Council and parish/town councils within the district are up for election on 2 May 2019.

Anyone who is interested in finding out more about the role of a district, parish or town Councillor is invited to come along to an information event on Tuesday 5 March between 4pm - 7pm in the Council Chamber at the District Council’s Coleford offices.

People who come along will be able to find out more about what the role involves and what they can expect. Information will be available on how to put yourself forward as a candidate.

Returning Officer Claire Hughes said:  “We’re hoping lots of people will come along to this event to find out more about being a Councillor.

“The session is designed for anyone who may be considering standing as a Councillor to give them chance to ask questions and find out more.

“Local councillors can play a big role in their community representing the interests of people in their ward and contributing to decisions that affect everyone.”

Anyone planning to come along or who requires further information about this event can contact Democratic Services on 01594 812625 or email democratic.services@fdean.gov.uk alternatively just drop in between 4pm - 7pm on 5 March.

Leaflets about becoming a Councillor will be available at the event or can be obtained from the council’s Democratic Services team on 01594 812625. Information of the nomination process will also be available.

More information on this year’s local elections can be found by visiting www.fdean.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections-voting/


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