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People interested in standing in next year’s local elections can find out more about being “a voice for the community” at an event in Loughborough on November 17.

Voters will head to the polls on May 2, 2019 and Charnwood Borough Council is offering people the chance to find out more about being a borough, town or parish councillor.

The event will cover the nomination process and standing for election, the role of a councillor and what support is available, including allowances and training.

Geoff Parker, Returning Officer for Charnwood Borough Council, said: “Councils provide a range of services to residents in Charnwood and councillors play a hugely important role in shaping those services.

“They are also there to represent the views of residents and be a real voice for the community.

“I would encourage people who are interested in standing in Charnwood to attend this information event to find out more about being a councillor.”

The information event is one of several being across the county as part of a joint campaign called Be the Voice of Your Community involving Blaby, Charnwood, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, and Oadby and Wigston district and borough councils and Rutland County Council.

The Be the Voice of Your Community event is at Charnwood Borough Council, Southfield Road, Loughborough between 10am and 12.30pm.

There is no need to book, just simply attend. For more information, please contact democracy@charnwood.gov.uk

If you want to join in the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #bethevoiceofyourcommunity