On May 2, people will be voting to fill the district councils 36 seats for Torridge. The council will be holding an evening event for anyone interested in becoming a councillor on March 6, at 6pm, in Bideford Town Hall. Just turn up on the night to find out more about becoming a councillor and put your name forward for nomination. Councillor Jane Whittaker, TDC leader, said: While cuts in central government grants have made recent times somewhat challenging, we still have a real can-do team spirit amongst the councillors here at Torridge and long may that continue. We need people from all walks of life to represent their communities, so I would encourage people not to pre-judge whether they might or might not be suitable for the role. Just come along and find out about what is ultimately a great way of giving back. And then seriously consider taking part in helping to shape the future of your area.