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How to become a county councillor

Do you have the time?

The time you'll need to allocate depends on your role within the Council and demand from your constituents.

It could range from several hours a week to a few hours a day.

Your time will be split between your Council duties and your ward duties:

Examples of Council duties:

  • help form policies which are then implemented by officers
  • make or scrutinise important decisions
  • attend meetings
  • read papers
  • help develop our budget and agree the level of Council Tax
  • representing the Council at¬†external meetings¬†/ working groups

Examples of ward duties:

  • dealing with queries and complaints
  • working with officers to resolve issues
  • explaining Council policies and processes
  • attending parish council meetings
  • holding surgeries for residents
  • representing your ward at meetings

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