Find out more about being a councillor

Published: Tue 25th October, 2022

People interested in standing in next year’s local elections can find out more about being a councillor at an event in Loughborough on Saturday November 26.

Voters will head to the polls on May 4, 2023 and Charnwood Borough Council is offering people the opportunity to find out more about being a borough councillor.

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

There will also be a chance to hear from current councillors about their experiences and ask questions.

Robert Mitchell, Returning Officer for Charnwood Borough Council, said: “The Council provides a variety of services to residents in Charnwood and councillors play a really important role in helping to shape those services.

“They are also there to help residents by listening and representing their views. Councillors can make a difference in their local areas by being a real voice for the community.

“If you are interested in standing in Charnwood, I would encourage you to come along to this information session to find out more about being a Councillor and ask any questions you may have."

The Be a Councillor event will take place at Charnwood Borough Council, Southfield Road, Loughborough between 10am and 12pm on Saturday November 26, 2022.

People interested in attending will need to book a place in advance.

To book your place or for more information, please contact the democratic services team on democracy@charnwood.gov.uk or by calling 01509 634785.