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Becoming a Co-opted Member

Councils can appoint members of the public to serve on specific bodies as co-opted members.

Find out more about how to get involved below.

What are the benefits?

  • If you become a co-opted Member on specific Council committees, it means we are able to benefit from your local input and specialist expertise
  • You will have the opportunity to take part in meetings and to vote on decisions.

What are the current opportunities?

Currently, at West Devon Borough Council, co-opted Members can be appointed, in certain instances, on to the:

  • Overview and Scrutiny Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Standards Committee.

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee is entitled to recommend to the Council the appointment of co-opted Members on to its Committee.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Audit Committee has the ability to appoint co-opted Members on to its Committee.

STANDARDS COMMITTEE

The Standards Committee has the ability to co-opt up to two town/parish Councillors on to its Committee to determine decisions which relate to town or parish Councillors.