NORTH Devon Council is holding an event for local people who are interested in standing as a candidate in this yearâ€™s district election.
The event is taking place on Wednesday, March 9 in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre from 7pm.
It will provide potential candidates and their agents with all the information they need about standing in this yearâ€™s district election.
It is free to attend and there is no need to book a place in advance.
Electoral services officer Judith Dark said: â€œThe role of a district councillor is very important; it is a chance to get involved with the needs of the local area and local people. By taking on the role you are representing these needs and interests by acting as a contact between them and the council.
â€œCouncillors also get to participate in the political management of North Devon Council. All councillors agree the budget and the councilâ€™s policy framework. As well as this, some councillors may be asked to serve as members of panels, committees or the Executive.â€
Following the event people who are interested in standing as a candidate have from March 14 until April 4 to put forward their application.
For more about the event contact Judith Dark on (01271) 388277 or www.northdevon.gov.uk/elections.
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