We want you! Deadline for Councillor Co-option is Monday
Date Added: 13/02/2014
Sandy Town Council is now seeking candidates to be considered for co-option on to the council.
Being a councillor is an unpaid, voluntary activity. Councillors make decisions on behalf of the community. They take into account and represent the views of all the people who live and work in their area not just their own. The time commitment varies depending on the interests and responsibilities of each councillor. Sandy Town Council and its committees generally meet on Monday evenings and attendance at these meetings is an important aspect of the role. Councillors must also be willing to abide by the Code of Conduct adopted by Sandy Town Council and are encouraged to participate in training and learning. The successful candidate with represent the Fallowfield Ward as well as the whole community of Sandy.
Why does anyone do it?
Lots of councillors say they enjoy being directly involved in their community and shaping the place where they live and work. Taking up a civic office is one way to make a real difference to your community. If you feel passionate about localism and are interested in your area maybe this is for you?
The Town Council will select its new member at a meeting on Monday 24 February 2014 and applications for consideration should be sent to the Town Clerk, 10 Cambridge Road, Sandy SG19 1JE to arrive no later than noon on 17 February 2014.
Candidates must be*:
over 18 and be an elector
live or work in or near Sandy
a citizen of the EU or the Commonwealth
* Full details of qualification and disqualification are available on the application form which is available here.
Find out more
Our Town Clerk supports council members in their work and she is happy to meet or talk with potential candidates to explain more about what is involved and to answer any questions. The Clerk can also explain how the co-option process works. Our existing council members are also happy to share their experiences of being a council member. Please contact our office on 01767 681491 for more information.
The Good Councillor Guide (4th edition) can be accessed here for even more information on what is involved.