Become a councillor and represent your community

ROTHER residents are being encouraged to make a difference by standing for election for the district council.

Voters will go to the polls in May next year and residents are being encouraged to find out the difference they could make by becoming a local councillor.

A pre-election event for those who would like to find out more about standing for election is being held at the Town Hall, Bexhill next month.

Prospective candidates will have the opportunity to hear from and meet current serving councillors and senior council officers and to learn more about what being a local councillor involves, as well as details of the support and development opportunities available to help councillors in their role as community leaders.

Cllr Susan Prochak, Chair of the Member Development Task Group at Rother District Council said: “Councillors play a key role in improving the quality of life for all those who live or work in the Rother District.

“Serving on the local council can be a very rewarding experience, and becoming a district councillor is one of the best ways of influencing decisions about your community.

“If you are passionate about your local area and want to make a difference, do come along to the information event next month to find out more.”

The councillor information event will take place at the Town Hall, Bexhill from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Monday, November 14. People can also join the event remotely if they are unable to attend in person. 

To book a place at the event, or to submit any questions, please email democraticservices@rother.gov.uk by Wednesday, November 9.

More information on the information event and standing for election can be found online at https://www.rother.gov.uk/councillors-democracy-and-meetings/stand-for-election/

Published: 4th November 2022