WHAT DO LOCAL COUNCILS DO?
Your local council has an overall responsibility for the well-
being of your local community. Their work falls into three main
• Delivery of services
• Improve quality of life for residents
• Give communities a democratic voice
BECOMING A LOCAL COUNCILLOR
As a local councillor you can become a voice for your community
and make a real change. Councillors are community leaders and
represent the interests of the communities they serve.
Local councillors have three main responsibilities:
• Getting involved locally
To stand for election to a local council you must:
• Be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the
Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State
of the European Union
• Be at least 18 years old
• Be an elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months
occupied land or other premises in the area the local council
serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council
serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within
three miles of the local council boundary.
MAKE A CHANGE
If you are interested contact the council on: