Become a Borough Councillor at West Devon and Make a Difference for the Future
27 January 2023
The Open Evening will be held at Kilworthy Park, Drake Road in Tavistock on Monday 6 March at 6.30 p.m. and will include information about the role of Borough councillors, the workload involved, and how to put your name forward.
Steve Mullineaux, Returning Officer at West Devon Borough Council, said: "Our Councillors play a vital role in the Borough to represent our residents' needs, so if you would like to make a difference please consider becoming a Councillor. The role can be hard work but knowing that your actions can directly influence and improve the lives in your community can be greatly rewarding.
"As we currently face unprecedented challenges it is important that the Council is equipped with effective leadership, so come along to the open evening in March to see how you can make a difference to your community.
"We offer a rigorous training and support programme for new councillors, and there is plenty of support on hand for those who are interested in standing for election, so please don't let lack of experience put you off. All eligible applicants are welcome to apply."
Borough councillors have three main areas of responsibility: representing the people in their area, community leadership, and formulating policy and the annual budget. All councillors are entitled to claim a Basic Allowance, plus reimbursements for travel, subsistence and/or dependant's carers.
In order to stand as a Borough councillor, candidates need to be 18 or over and a British, Commonwealth or European Union Citizen, and on the electoral roll or have worked or occupied as an owner or tenant any land or premises in the Borough for at least one year.
For more information, come along to the open evening, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.