Could you be a county councillor?

Residents are being invited to find out what it takes to become a county councillor


Release date: 15 August 2019

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Residents are being invited to find out what it takes to become a county councillor.

An event is being held in October for anyone interested in learning more about standing for election.

As well as explaining the role of county councillors, visitors to the event will hear from serving councillors including representatives from the Local Government Association.

The event will take place on Wednesday 23 October from 6pm to 8pm at County Hall North, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1XH.

Janet Duncton, Chairman of the Council, said: “Being a councillor is a privilege and means having the opportunity to make a real difference to your community now and in the future. 

“We need more councillors who are capable, energetic and engaged with a commitment to local people.

“Whether you are keen to become a county councillor or simply want to find out more, I would encourage you to come along to this event. It is an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand what the role involves.”

The event will include presentations about what the county council does, what it means to be a councillor and the realities of working in a political environment.

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and meet councillors.

Further events are planned at other locations around the County in 2020 but if you want to find out more about becoming a County Councillor in the meantime, visit our Be a Councillor page

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