Boost News Desk | Apr 23, 2023 | 0
Be a Councillor Campaign Launched
A lot of us have an opinion on Torbay whether its debating on how the town centres are doing or our thoughts on the latest scheme rolled out by the council.
This is your opportunity to have your say.
Torbay Council is launching a campaign aimed at attracting residents to come forward and represent their local communities and become part of a dedicated team providing key services for the Bay.
Drop in session
On the 10th May, 2018, a drop in session will be held at the Torquay Town Hall for all of those who are interested.
If you are interested, but unable to attend you can call the Governance Support line on 01803 207087.
Torbay is not set to hold elections until the 2nd May 2019, where we will choose our councillors for the local area.
Of course by becoming a councillor you will have responsibilities and duties.
Roles and Responsibilities
These responsibilities include the running of most of the local services in areas such as education, social services, housing and regeneration, waste collection and recycling along with roads and street lighting.
Councillors also will need to work along side key partners including the police and health services to aim in the health, safety and well-being of the residents.
Torbay is split into wards, like most other counties, and is represented by between on and three councillors elected to represent each ward.
How to apply to be a councillor
You will need to be
- 18 years of age or over
- British or a citizen of a member country of the EU or commonwealth
You will also need the following:
- To have registered to voted with Torbay Council and within Brixham to stand for Brixham Town Council
- Lived or worked in Torbay for one year or within Brixham
- Occupied or resided as a owner or tenant in any premises in Torbay for one year or within a 4.8km zone of Brixham
Further details about becoming a councillor can be found on the become a councillor page on the Torbay Council website.
Alternatively you can contact
Tel: 01803 207087
E-mail: [email protected]