Date Added: 03/03/2015
Could you be a councillor? Want to make a difference to your community? We need good candidates from all sectors of the community - you don't need to be a member of a political party but you can be. If you are interested in standing for election please contact the Town Clerk and find out more about what is involved. We can provide information and guidance about the responsibilities of councillors, about the practical arrangements, how much work is involved and the benefits and disadvantages of taking public office. Our existing councillors are happy to share their experiences and put you in contact with members from other councils, explain the training involved and the ways you would be involved in making decisions and advocating for Sandy. Don't let the "usual suspects" do it - its your community!
Town Councillors are unpaid and give their time freely to the community on a voluntary basis. They must be over 18 and a British national or a qualifying citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Community. Their job is to represent the interests of whole community.
The local elections are scheduled for Thursday 7 May 2015.
Nomination papers are available from Sandy Town Council, 10 Cambridge Road, Sandy, SG19 1JE or Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5TQ. The papers need to be returned to Central Bedfordshire Council in person and can be delivered to them from 17 March but no later than 4pm on 9 April 2015.
Notices of elections available here.