Could You Be A County Councillor & Represent Your Community?
Is democracy calling your name? Do you find yourself questioning the decisions which are made by policy makers, and think you could offer better solutions? West Sussex residents are being invited to find out what it takes to become a county councillor and learn more about standing for election this month with an evening being held by West Sussex County Council at County Hall North in Horsham.
Could you be your community’s next county councillor? If you would like more information about the role of county councillors, West Sussex County Council is inviting you to an event this month on Wednesday, October 23 from 6pm to 8pm at County Hall North in Horsham, where you can hear from serving county councillors including representatives from the Local Government Association.
Cllr Janet Duncton, chairperson of WSCC, speaking about the role of a councillor, said: “Being a councillor is a privilege and means having the opportunity to make a real difference to your community now and in the future. We need more councillors who are capable, energetic and engaged with a commitment to local people.”
The event in Horsham will include presentations about what the county council does in practical terms, what it means to be a county councillor and the realities of working in a political environment, and there will also be an opportunity to ask questions and meet present councillors.
Cllr Duncton adds: “Whether you are keen to become a county councillor or simply want to find out more, I would encourage you to come along to this event. It is an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand.”
To book a place at the event, visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-a-councillor-event-tickets-64956947980 Further events are planned at other locations across West Sussex in 2020. For more information about county councillors, visit: www.beacouncillor.co.uk/your-council
Making A World Of Difference
Being a West Sussex County Councillor is about making big decisions which can have a big impact on communities at home and around the world. One recent initiative is the #PassOnPlastic, part of the West Sussex Climate Pledge where the council is asking residents to reduce single-use plastics and finding alternatives where possible, as well as be aware of which plastic can and cannot be recycled.
West Sussex County Council cabinet member for the environment, Deborah Urquhart, said: “For the Climate Pledge we want to ensure that we not only increase the amount of plastic we recycle but also reduce the amount of plastic we use full stop. I encourage all residents to make the West Sussex Climate Pledge and start making small changes to their lives to help combat climate change.”
For more information about the West Sussex Climate Pledge and to sign-up for ideas and advice on protecting the planet, visit: www.westsussex.gov.uk/campaigns/make-your-climate-pledge