Would you stand for election to Cornwall Council?
AN open event is being held this weekend for anyone interested in standing for election to Cornwall Council.
The second elections for the unitary council are set to take place in May and the event will provide all the information required for anyone considering putting themselves forward.
Saturday's event is part of a campaign by the council to encourage people from all backgrounds to consider standing for election and represent their local community.
Held at County Hall in Truro it will give people the chance to find out more about the role of a Cornwall councillor and meet their political group – should they have one.
Richard Williams, the senior officer responsible for overseeing elections, said: "To be an effective councillor, you need to be accomplished at juggling. Elected members not only need to find the balance between their civic responsibilities, work and family, but the role of a councillor will require looking after the interests of constituents whilst, at the same time, taking part in meetings and other aspects of the democratic process."
Cornwall councillors have to be able to listen to their constituents and act on their behalf while also making key decisions for the whole of the county.
The role can be demanding on time and a strong level of commitment is required for those who stand.
For more information or to register for the event on Saturday go to the council's website www.cornwall.gov.uk/beacouncillor
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