RESIDENTS who want to help shape the future of their communities are being invited to consider becoming a councillor.
An information event for prospective councillors, organised by Stratford District Council, is being held on Thursday November 15 in at the council’s Church Street offices in Stratford.
The council, which is encouraging people to stand for the district elections in May, is holding the event to explain what being a councillor is all about and how to become an election candidate.
Attendees will have the opportunity to question current councillors and officers, find out about a typical week in the life of a councillor, and meet representatives from different political groups.
David Dalby, the council’s democratic services manager, said: “Stratford District Council has 36 councillors, each representing a particular ward.
“Councillors come from all walks of life, which is very important because having a diverse range of local people to reflect different points of view can help all district residents.”
“Why not come along and find out what it takes to be a councillor and how you can make a difference? It might be the best decision you ever make!”
Visit www.stratford.gov.uk/beacouncillor or call 01789 260210 for further details.