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Could you be a councillor? 

Date: 

Friday, 11 September, 2020

Residents who are keen to be more involved in their local community and help shape Woking’s future are invited to an informal online seminar to find out more about becoming a local councillor and representing their community.

On Wednesday 23 September 2020, Woking Borough Council will host an online seminar, where people can find out more about the roles and responsibilities of becoming a councillor.

The presentation, which starts at 7pm, aims to give an overview of how the Council operates, the essential skills required and necessary time commitments to becoming a successful councillor.

Cllr David Bittleston, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said: “Over the past few months lots of people will have been getting more involved in their local community and I would encourage anyone thinking about taking this to the next level to join this online seminar to find out more about what is involved in being a local councillor and the vital role that they play, whatever their political persuasion.

“Being a councillor is highly rewarding and puts you in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people's daily lives and prospects, to influence local decisions and shape the future of your local area.”

The event will be held online from 7pm on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

To register your interest and receive further information on how to join the online seminar, please contact Hanna Taylor, Democratic Services Officer, on 01483 743056 or email hanna.taylor@woking.gov.uk

In the meantime, you can find further information about becoming a councillor and standing for election at www.woking.gov.uk/beacouncillor and download the Council’s ‘Be a Councillor’ guidebook.