Seaford Town CouncilSeaford Town Council
Seaford Town Council, 37 Church Street, Seaford, BN25 1HG.
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Become a Councillor Information Evening

Submitted on 08 March 2019 by STC Officers

Would you like to give something back to your local town?

Have you got some spare time you are willing to give up for the town?

If yes, please read on...

Seaford Town Council encourages residents passionate about Seaford to stand in the local elections on 2nd May and invites those interested to an interactive information evening on Thursday 21st March 7pm—9pm in the Council Chamber, 37 Church Street.

We welcome and are committed to the inclusion and recognition of all regardless of race, culture, ability, ethnicity or gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status. This helps us to enhance the Council through the diversity of experiences, diversity of skills and diversity of knowledge. This will also support the Council to be even more representative of the community in which we serve.

There is currently a national call on local councils to especially encourage younger members of the community to stand for election. There are currently 120,000 councillors serving on the 10,000 local councils in England, only 1% of which are below the age of 25!

What is a 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.

Key dates

Nominations open—Tuesday 19th March 2019
Deadline for nominations—4pm Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Election day—Thursday 2nd May 2019 

The interactive information evening on Thursday 21st March 7pm—9pm in the Council Chamber, 37 Church Street will give attendees an opportunity to look at the work carried out by the Council and find out how their skills could make a positive difference to our town.

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