Do you have what it takes to become a County Councillor?

Residents are invited to learn more about becoming a West Sussex County Councillor

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Release date: 7 October 2020

Residents are invited to learn more about becoming a West Sussex County Councillor at a virtual event this October.

The online event is open to anyone considering standing for election and will take place on 21 October 2020 at 6pm.

Janet Duncton, Chairman of West Sussex County Council, is urging residents to ‘give it a go.’ She is joined by other County Councillors in a new video to explain what the role involves.

She said: “You get out of it what you put into it. I work hard but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

“When you actually can make a difference for the better it’s a good feeling.

“As Chairman of the County Council, my work usually involves attending functions, events and presentations. Covid-19 has made a huge difference to that part of my life.

“Nearly all my meetings have been virtual since May so I’m not meeting colleagues and officers face-to-face. It’s working well but I’m looking forward to when we can meet in person again.”

The event will be held via Microsoft Teams. You can register to join online.

It 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.

Further events are planned in 2021 but if you want to find out more about becoming a County Councillor in the meantime, you can visit our Be a Councillor page.

The video is available to view.

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