In about 6 months’ time, there will be a flurry of democracy as we all choose our councillors. We might choose the old councillors; we might choose new councillors; we might choose you! Next week, CCC will be explaining how to be a councillor. I’m intrigued.
Ever thought you could run the council better? [Just about every time I think of it!] Now there is a chance to find out. Canterbury City Council is holding an open evening for would-be councillors at the Guildhall, Canterbury, on Tuesday, November 30th. The event kicks off at 6.30pm and could appeal to anyone thinking of standing as a candidate in the local elections in May, or those involved with parish councils and voluntary organisations.
Speakers will include the city council’s chief executive, Colin Carmichael, and councillors who will offer an insight into the work involved. The evening will consist of brief presentations followed by a question-and-answer session.
Anyone who wants to attend should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating whether they are a prospective candidate or a member of an interested group. If the event is oversubscribed, priority will be given to prospective candidates. There will be a separate session for parish council elections and candidates.
For more details, call democratic services officer Nicola Adams on 01227 862005.