Are you interested in making a difference to your local community by getting involved in local government in Norfolk? We are encouraging members and supporters to put their names forward as possible candidates for the 2021 election. Deadline for applications: Friday 31st January 2020.
Some information on the role of a County Councillor:
- representing the ward for which they are elected
- developing and reviewing council policy
- scrutinising decisions taken by the councillors on the executive or cabinet
- regulatory, quasi-judicial and statutory duties
- community leadership and engagement.
Councillors may choose to hold regular drop-in surgeries. Surgeries are a chance for residents to meet you and discuss their problems or concerns. You may also need to spend time visiting constituents in their homes. On top of this, you will be dealing with letters, emails and phone calls from constituents. When dealing with casework or council business you may need to meet with council staff. These meetings, and any visits to council offices, may need to take place during the working day.
Then there are council committee and scrutiny meetings. As a new councillor, you are likely to be on one or more committee. Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience in this area: once elected, you will be provided with induction and on-going support.
Being an effective councillor requires both commitment and hard work. Councillors have to balance the needs and interests of residents, the Conservative Party and the council. These will all make legitimate demands on a councillor’s time, on top of the demands and needs of their personal and professional lives.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the MNCA office by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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