Have you ever thought of doing voluntary work and giving something back to help your local community? Becoming a Town Councillor might be the role for you. Parish and Town Councils are the third tier of civil administration in England and have existed for many years. They work together with District and County Councils who are the second and first tier of local government. Fleetwood Town Council is your direct representative, and its collective voice counts.
Councillors must be willing to give up some spare time, have their say about local issues, develop ideas to improve local services, respond to requests from constituents and actively pursue the best outcomes on local issues. Councillors get involved with decision making and developing the corporate vision of the Council. Attending regular Council meetings is the key way in which the public decision-making process is delivered both openly and transparently. A good Councillor is enthusiastic about positive change and should put their own interests aside to promote the interests of the local community. They should be public-spirited team players and be confident in public debates. Town Councillors are volunteers and do not require any formal qualifications.
Elections are next due this May 2019. If you are interested in becoming a town councillor, watch out for information coming soon from Wyre Council (the electoral body) on Facebook, online and the Councils noticeboards. You can also speak to the Chairman or the clerk to the Town Council on 01253 872444, or better still attend the next council meeting – all dates and times are on the website: Fleetwoodtowncouncil.org.