Learn about becoming a Newark and Sherwood counicllor


Residents interested in becoming a councillor on Newark and Sherwood District Council are being invited to an open event this month.

Those living in the Rainworth, Bilsthorpe, Edwinstowe, Southwell, Clipstone, Blidworth, Ollerton and Boughton areas could stand in the forthcoming elections in May next year.

Newark and Sherwood District Council’s chief executive, Andrew Muter, said: “Councillors play a vital role in shaping the democratic decisions which shape the local community.

“This is a role that gives you a chance to make a big difference to the quality of life for people in your local area.

“There are around 20,000 local councillors in England, each of them with their own reasons for wanting to represent their community and have a positive effect on the people in it. Being a councillor is a very worthwhile role and we hope lots of people will come along on the night and find out more.”

The open evening is planned for 25th November at Kelham Hall from 6pm to 8.15pm, and will offer practical advice on how to go about standing for election.

Admission is free, refreshments will be provided and there will be experts on hand to explain exactly what councillors do.