If you care about your community, want to be involved in decision-making for your local area and are looking for a worthwhile and rewarding way to help others, becoming a councillor may be the perfect choice for you.
This guide tells you what you need to know about becoming a councillor and how to proceed once you've made the decision to stand for election.
For those who care deeply about where they live and want make a positive contribution to society, there is no better job than being a councillor. That doesn't mean it's easy - bringing about change can be difficult at the best of times and we are living through a particularly challenging period in our history. However, if you're hardworking, responsible, public-spirited and willing to make tough decisions for the benefit of Rutland as a whole, you will find being a councillor incredibly rewarding.
Lucy Stephenson, Leader of Rutland County Council