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News Archive > General > Appeal for new town councillors in St Blazey

Appeal for new town councillors in St Blazey

By Jo Sampson 15th March 2017

Appeal for new town councillors in St Blazey
NEW COUNCILLORS NEEDED: Open evening at St Blazey Community Rooms

ST BLAZEY residents who care about the town and the issues facing local people are being encouraged to step forward and become a town councillor.

With the upcoming Town and Parish Council Elections on May 4, St Blaise Town Council has a number of spare seats and is looking for new recruits.

They want to hear from anyone who lives within 4.8km of the town boundary, is over 18 years of age, and feels they have something to offer the residents of St Blazey.

The council is holding an open evening at St Blazey Community Rooms next Thursday for prospective new town councillors.

A spokesman from St Blaise Town Council said: “If you care about St Blazey and the issues facing local people, you could be a councillor. 

“You may talk to friends and colleagues about what’s going on in the area. You may feel that certain sections of the community or people who live in a particular neighbourhood are getting a raw deal and need stronger representation. 

“Research tells us that people are most concerned about issues such as crime, schools, transport and the environment. 

“Your local council can make a difference on all these issues and many more, and so could you as a local councillor.

“Whatever needs changing in this neighbourhood, you could be just the person to change it by becoming a local councillor. 

“No other role gives you a chance to make such a huge difference to quality of life for people in your local area.

“Councillors are elected to the local council to represent their local community, so they must either live or work in the area. 

Becoming a councillor is both a rewarding and privileged form of public service. You will be in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people’s daily lives and prospects.

“Being an effective councillor requires both commitment and hard work. Councillors have to balance the needs and interests of residents. These will all make demands on a councillor’s time, on top of the demands and needs of their personal and professional lives.”

Anyone who is thinking of standing as an independent candidate is asked to come along to the open evening on Thursday, March 23, from 6pm to 9pm, and speak to the existing councillors.

St Blaise town Council meet at 7.30pm at Alexander Hall on the last Thursday of each month bar December.

By Jo Sampson 15th March 2017

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