Have you ever thought about becoming a Parish Councillor?

Have you ever thought about becoming a Parish Councillor?

Would you like to find out more about the role?

Workshops will take place in the New Year in Hexham to provide information and advice.

At each session county council and Northumberland Association of Local Councils officers and Parish/Town councillors will be attending to give presentations and advice.

Sessions will cover the following:

· What are Parish and Town councils?
· What powers and freedoms do they have?
· How do they relate to the County Council?
· How can you apply or stand to become a Parish Councillor?

The session will take place on Thursday 24 January 2013 at Prospect House, Hexham.

Light refreshments will be provided at 6pm before the workshop begins at 6.30pm. The session will be chaired by the area chairman for Hexham: Councillor Colin Horncastle. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout each session.

Paddy Gascoigne, service manager for democratic services at Northumberland County Council said: “Councils depend on the energy, enthusiasm and the commitment of local people. It can be immensely rewarding joining your local council and you can really improve local life. If you would like to know more about becoming a town or parish councillor, I would urge you to get in touch.”

If you are interested in attending, please telephone Mike Bird in democratic services on 01670 622616 or email demserv.ar@northumberland.gov.uk so that numbers for each event can be confirmed.