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Could You be a Local Councillor?

Date Published: 01 February 2019
Jules House

Rutland County Council is offering you the chance to find out what it is like to be a local councillor. 

A free open event for anyone interested in becoming a parish, town or county councillor is being held at Rutland County Council on Wednesday 13 February.

Hear from Councillors about what their work involves, why it is important and how to stand for election. 

There will also be a chance to speak to council officers about how local services are run and the kind of support that councillors get to help them carry out their role. 

The open event takes place at the Council’s offices on Oakham and runs from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

“As councillor you have a chance to make a real difference to people’s lives. You’re responsible for talking to residents and community groups about the things that matter most to them. You’ll also help to make decisions that affect the whole county – not just your local area. If you care about where you live and want to represent your community, I would encourage you to come and find out more. Local elections are taking place in May and we want as many candidates as possible to give voters real choice.” 
Council Leader Oliver Hemsley

For more information and to confirm if you're interested in attending, contact: governance@rutland.gov.uk or 01572 720 991.

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