Opportunity to make a difference by becoming a councillor at the next local elections

What matters to you in your local area? Is it making sure people with dementia get the help and care they need, or wanting good quality local jobs and houses?

You could be the person to make a difference by becoming a Herefordshire councillor.

The next local elections for Herefordshire take place on Thursday 2 May 2019. Herefordshire needs ward and parish councillors who are capable, energetic and engaged, with a commitment to local communities and a passion for change.

Perhaps you are already involved in local affairs and want to take the next step. Or you may be looking for a worthwhile and rewarding way to help your local community. No matter what your motivation, Herefordshire will benefit from having a diverse group of councillors who bring different perspectives and life experience to the role.

John Coleman, Herefordshire Council’s Democratic Services Manager, says that those elected to be ward and parish councillors for Herefordshire will be supported: 

“Herefordshire Council has launched a microsite with advice about what being a councillor entails and the chance to hear from other Herefordshire councillors about why they became involved in local democracy.

“Being an effective councillor is rewarding but requires both commitment and hard work. Councillors have to balance the needs and interests of residents, the political party they represent (if any) and the council. Herefordshire Council will provide training and support to guide all new councillors through the basics of being a councillor and how the council functions.”

To stand for what you believe in and become a Herefordshire councillor, visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/beacouncillor

Published: Friday, 25th January 2019