Open Sessions for Prospective Councillors
On Monday 06 March, at 2pm and 6pm, Newquay Town Council will be hosting information sessions in the Council Chamber, Municipal Offices, Marcus Hill for anyone interested in standing to become a Town Councillor in May (new or existing). The sessions will be hosted by Andrew Curtis (Town Clerk) and Cllr Carl Leadbetter (Town Mayor), with support from Sarah Mason (Cornwall Association of Local Councils’ County Executive Officer); all of whom will be talking attendees through the roles and responsibilities of being a Town Councillor, the workload involved, where to get application packs, number of meetings at Newquay Town Council and examples of the projects and decisions Councillors have made over the last few years.
If you are interested in standing as a Town Councillor in May, irrespective of whether you are new or existing, part of a political party or independent; and you would like to learn more about the process and what is involved, please come to one of the sessions to find out more.
Town Clerk, Andrew Curtis said “the purpose of these sessions is to give more information to any members of the community who are interested in standing as a Town Councillor in May and about what it is the Town Council actually does. It also allows those who are passionate about where they live or work, and want to stand and make a difference, but busy with their own lives and so unsure about what is expected, to find out more information about the workloads and level of commitment, as well as examples of some of the unseen work and decisions taken that affect the Town.”
Mayor Cllr Car Leadbetter stated “People are rightly cautious about taking on a public role without knowing what it entails and whether they have what it takes to make a difference. I hope the sessions will give clarity and an honest appraisal. The aim is to break down any perceived barriers and I truly hope they will give fresh candidates the confidence to stand for election”
The sessions will start at 2pm and 6pm and last for about 1-1.5 hours depending on questions asked by those who attend.
The sessions are for anyone who is interested in standing as a Newquay Town Councillor whether independent or as part of a political party.
To contact the Newquay Town Council:
Andrew Curtis – Town Clerk & RFO (Newquay Town Council)
Newquay Town Council, Municipal Offices, Marcus Hill, Newquay TR7 1AF