Brackley news: Take a stand for your community

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PEOPLE interested in having a direct impact on public services in south Northants are being invited to a seminar about becoming a local councillor this month.

On Thursday May 5 people throughout the country will visiting the ballot box voting for those who will represent them at parish, town and district councils.

At a district level people will be voting on issues such as housing, waste and recycling, and leisure services. While at the town and parish level people will be voting on issues such as parks, litter bins, and cemeteries.

In an invite sent out by Jean Morgan, SNC chief executive and returning officer, she said: “The role of a councillor is to represent the views of residents in their ward (district councillor) or Parish area, making sure that the services provided meet the needs of everyone who lives, works and visits the district or parish.”

There are 42 district councillors for SNC representing 27 wards, with some wards represented by two of three councillors. Across the district there are 72 parish councils with a potential 580 seats up for contention.

Anyone wanting to stand at the May 5 elections can attend the seminar on Thursday, February 17 between 6pm and 8pm in the Committe Room at the SNC offices in Springfields, Towcester.

The seminar will be attended by Danny Moody from the Northants County Association of Local Councils (Northants CALC) which has been running a campaign called Stand and Deliver aiming to encourage people to stand in local elections.

Anyone wanting to find out more about the elections should contact SNC on 01327 322322.