Do you want to be a councillor? Advice evening but you must register by 28 February 2014 | Sidmouth Independent News
Special event – Parliamentary Outreach Service
Thursday 13 March 2014 – 6-9pm Council Chamber, Knowle, Sidmouth
We have been given the opportunity to host this special event and are inviting representatives from voluntary and business organisations together with our parish, town and district councils and representatives from the Youth Parliament and local colleges.
We hope that the event will be interesting in its own right as well as an ideal opportunity to encourage people to think about possibly standing for election in May 2015. Would you please be kind enough to send this invitation out to members within your organisation and ask them to let us know direct if they are able to attend? Your help is much appreciated.
The aim of the evening is
Ø to support local authority engagement with Parliament
Ø to highlight the importance of being enrolled on the electoral register, to outline changes as a result of Individual Electoral Registration and the importance of using our votes in elections
Ø to look at the role of councillors and what can be achieved by standing for election.
From the blog of Cllr Claire Wright - with a comment asking for more Independents:
New Councillors needed in East Devon. Here’s how to become one! | East Devon Alliance
Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce - News
South West outreach - UK Parliament
Futures Forum: Independent Councillors - independent voices