Want to make a difference?


What changes would you make to improve Crowborough?

Often people are happy to sit on the sidelines and pontificate.  However next year you can make a stand and explain what you would do to make a difference.  Next year as well as deciding who will represent Wealden in Westminster, there will also be elections on 7th May for local Councillors.

Be a CouncillorTo help people find-out more about what is involved in being a Councillor, Wealden District Council are running two events in next month.

The two events in Uckfield and Hailsham would be helpful for people wanting to find-out more about the what is involved in representing their community on Wealden District Council, Crowborough Town Council, or Withyham or Rotherfield Parish Councils.

Wealden District Council - Full Council Meeting
Wealden District Council – Full Council Meeting

Councillor Brian Redman, Chairman of Wealden District Council said:

I wholeheartedly encourage anyone interested in becoming more involved in their local community to come to one of these events.  As a Councillor you will be able to directly influence the decisions that affect your environment and help shape the future of your community and the District.   Representing your local community is rewarding and provides a great opportunity to give something back.

At the events you can learn about the personal and professional support that Councillors receive to help them in their daily role as community leaders, as well as an outline of the many varied services that Wealden District Council provides. There will also be an opportunity to meet and ask questions of current Councillors and Officers.

You can either stand as an independent candidate or for a political party.

Members of the main political parties in Wealden will be at the events as well as a representative from either Wealden District Association of Local Councils or Sussex Association of Local Councils to discuss becoming a Town or Parish Councillor.

The events are taking place on Saturday 20 September at Uckfield Civic Centre from 10am to 12pm and on Monday 22 September in the Hailsham Civic Community Hall from 6 to 8pm.

If you would like any further information, you can contact Democratic Services on committee.services@wealden.gov.uk or 01892 602437.

Also there is information about standing for election on the Electoral Commission website and a helpful guide produced by the National Association of Local Councils called It Takes All Sorts, which gives an insight into becoming a local Councillor.

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