𝗩𝗔𝗖𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗬 𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗜𝗟 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗔 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗥- 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 𝗪𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗗
Newport & Carisbrooke Community Council needs a new team member; if you think you would like to help take the Community forward and are 18 years of age, please contact the Clerk on 01983 559119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗜𝗦 𝗔 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗥?
Councillors are elected to represent an individual geographical unit of the council, known as a ward. They are generally elected by the public every four years, but there is a Co-option space available on the Community Council as a councillor has resigned. A successful candidate would be co-opted into the position until the elections take place in May 2025.
𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗗𝗢 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗥𝗦 𝗗𝗢?
Councillors have three main components to their work.
𝟭 - Decision Making- Through meetings and attending committees with other elected members, councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.
𝟮 - Monitoring- Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.
𝟯 - Getting involved locally- As local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. These responsibilities and duties often depend on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available, and may include going to meetings of local organisations or bodies affecting the wider community, or taking up issues on behalf of members of the public.
𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗠𝗨𝗖𝗛 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘 𝗗𝗢𝗘𝗦 𝗜𝗧 𝗧𝗔𝗞𝗘 𝗨𝗣?
Quite often councillors say that their duties occupy them for several hours a week. Obviously there are some councillors who spend more time than this, and some less, but in the main being a community councillor is an enjoyable way of contributing to your community, and helping it become a better place to live and work.
As a councillor representing your community you will keep it a great place to live and work. You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training. You should be comfortable working electronically.
You should have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude and willing to work as part of a team. If after reading this notice you are interested in applying, please contact the clerk to the council using the above details.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟰𝘁𝗵 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯.
𝗔 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟲𝘁𝗵 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗲.