Town Council Elections Open Evening – Thursday March 16th 2017

TOWN COUNCIL ELECTIONS OPEN EVENING

Do you care passionately about your local town?
Is there something you want to change or improve for residents?
Are you ready to take challenging decisions?
Why not stand for what you care about and become a town councillor in the Bay of Colwyn:

Community and town councillors represent the people living in their local area at the closest level to the community. They are elected every five years to put across the views of their local community at council meetings, monitor the effectiveness of local services and get involved in their local community, often attending meetings of local organisations such as residents associations, and taking up issues on behalf of members of the public. The next elections for Town and Community Councils across Wales will take place on Thursday 4th May 2017.

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council is keen to encourage greater participation in local democracy and would like to invite prospective candidates to attend an opening evening at the Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay (next door to the Police Station) at 7pm on Thursday 16th March. If you are able to give a few hours of your time each week for the benefit of your local community, please come along to find out more about the Town Council and what is involved in being a local councillor.

Town Clerk Tina Earley says: “I am aware that a number of our existing councillors, who have served their communities well for a number of years, are not intending to stand for re-election in May. This means we may have a number of vacant seats. Being a town councillor can be very rewarding, giving you the opportunity to influence decisions affecting your local community. The open evening will give prospective candidates an opportunity to meet some of the current councillors to find out exactly what is involved.”

For more information about the open evening, or about being a town councillor, please contact the Town Clerk on 01492 532248.