Councillor Duties

To download a full list of the current Councillors, their contact details, memberships to Committees and the Seaford Ward Map click here

What is a Town Councillor?
Councillors are the champions of the community and give residents a voice on the decisions Seaford Town Council makes. Becoming a Town Councillor will allow you to make a real difference in the Seaford community by:

  • engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs;
  • making decisions on which services and projects Seaford Town Council should take forward; and
  • getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.

How long does it take?
A recent national Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to outside bodies.

Can I stand?
There are only a few eligibility criteria to stand for election. You must:

  • Be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union;
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Be an elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary.

Download a Seaford Town Council Information Pack:
Become a Councillor Information Pack

Do you have more information on the nomination and election process?
Information on the nomination and electoral process can be found on the electoral commission website.

ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE – The Good Councillors Guide also visit the National Association of Local Councils website for plenty of guidance about becoming a town councillor and what to expect.

More information about Seaford Town Council can be found here