Friday, 13 March 2015

Do you want to have a say in what happens in Whitwick?

Interested in our local community?
Ever thought of serving as a Parish Councillor?
Parish Council Elections are due to be held in May 2015 for 11 parish councillors representing 4 Whitwick wards.
You don't need to be an 'expert' (training and support will be available); you don't need to be a politician (though you can be); you can devote as much time as you are able. If you care about Whitwick, then being a parish councillor is for people like YOU.
For further information, please see the attached publication "It Takes All Sorts" which has been published by the National Association of Local Councils to highlight the difference you can make by representing your community on your local council. It explains the role of local councils and local councillors and explains how you can get involved. The booklet also features the thoughts of current councillors from around the country explaining a little about why they represent their communities.
If you would like to know more Whitwick Parish Council are arranging an informal session to discuss the role:
Whitwick Parish Council Drop-in Session - Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 6.30 to 8.30pm at Whitwick Community Enterprises, 74 North Street, Whitwick - coffee, cake and an informal chat
County Councillor, Leon Spence, said 'It would be great to see as many people as possible stand to be parish councillors. I would love to see a mix of political and unaffiliated councillors. Councillors from community groups, churches and local businesses. The parish council is so much stronger when it has 11 voices full of passion and ideas for our community.'

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