Whether you want to influence the future of the place where you live; add new facilities to your local park; offer more activities for young people; or ensure that local businesses can thrive – you could make a difference by becoming a councillor.
Next year, the local elections for Chichester District will take place on 7 May. If you feel that you could make a difference to your local community, now is the time to get involved.
Being a councillor is a great job. You can:
- get involved and listen to the views of local people;
- influence change for the benefit of your community;
- learn something new every day; and
- meet new people
It isn’t a 9am to 5pm job. You can do most of it at a time that suits you. It can normally fit around other commitments and allows you to make a valuable contribution to your community. But it does require commitment and dedication.
Although working with a political party increases your chance of becoming a councillor, you can choose to stand as an independent candidate.
All we ask of you is that you are:
- 18 or over;
- a British citizen, a citizen of the Irish Republic, the Commonwealth, or another member of state of the European Union; and
- live and work, or own/occupy property within the district; and,
- that you follow the councillors’ code of conduct
To find out more about how you could make a difference, please visit http://www.chichester.gov.uk/becomeacouncillor or call on 01243 534655 and request an information pack.