Make a difference …and become a councillor

Blaby Council OfficeBlaby District Council is hosting two open sessions to provide information on becoming a councillor as part of Local Democracy Week.

The district councillor and parish councillor events will inform the public on what’s involved in standing for office along with help and advice, and some current councillors will be on hand to share their own experiences.

The district councillor event is taking place on Monday October 14 at 5.30 – 7pm at the council offices in Narborough.

The parish councillor event is taking place on Wednesday October 16 at 5.30 – 6.45pm at the parish hall in Leicester Forest East.

These events are open to anyone over 18 who lives or works within the Blaby district area.

Local Democracy Week, running from Monday 14 – Friday 18 October, will also provide the opportunity for residents to ask questions and make their voices heard about local issues that matter to them.

Community session at Enderby

On Tuesday October 15 the public can take part in a Scrutiny in the Community session at Enderby Leisure Centre, where they’ll get the chance to put questions to the lead councillor and senior managers who deliver environmental services.

Towards the end of the week the BB19 bus will be out and about in the community asking residents for their views on priorities for improvement in the area, with officers and councillors onboard ready to listen.

CHRIS ROE / Credit - CHADWICKS

Cllr Clements: Come along and see what we do

Thursday October 17 the bus will be at Fosse Park from 11.30 – 2.15pm, followed by Blaby Town Centre, John’s Court Car Park from 2.45 – 4.30pm. On Friday 18 it will be at the Pavilion in Huncote from 10.30 – 2pm.

Councillor David Clements (right), portfolio holder for corporate services, performance and leisure, said:

“Local Democracy Week is a Europe-wide event, led locally by district councillors and Blaby District Council.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for the public to find out more about what we do, talk to us about their views and concerns, and most importantly find out how to get involved.”

For more information on Local Democracy Week and the events taking place visit www.blaby.gov.uk/make-a-difference , email democratic@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7640

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