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Elections 2021 How to Join Stroud Town Council

Be the Change, Lead the Change

Being a local councillor can be an incredibly rewarding way to get involved in your community and make a real difference to the place where you live or work. Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes.

Councillors make a real difference in our community in Stroud, by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure that services are meeting your community's needs.

Stroud Town Council's next election will take place on Thursday 6th May, when all 18 seats will be up for election. The Council has 6 wards with 3 councillors each: Central, Farmhill and Paganhill, Slade, Trinity, Valley and Uplands. Map of the ward boundaries.

FIND OUT MORE

The National Association of Local Councils have produced a short video about being a councillor and a more detailed booklet called All About Local Councils.
If you are interested in becoming a councillor you can find out more by:
• attending our Zoom information session on Tuesday 2nd March at 7.30pm (see below for joining instructions)
• attending one of our meetings to see councillors at work (currently via Zoom)
• reading through our news stories or newsletters
• have a chat to our Town Clerk – please contact us to book a suitable time.

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ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for election to Stroud Town Council you must be:
• A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union,
• 18 years of age or older,
• Living or working in the area.

Other restrictions apply – for more detailed information about eligibility please refer to the Electoral Commission website.

PAPERWORK

If you decide to stand for election please refer the elections timetable issued by Stroud District Council to make sure you get your paperwork in at the right time.

Nomination packs will be available from Friday 12th February either as a downloadable document from Stroud District Council or in paper format by request only to elections@stroud.gov.uk or calling 01453 766321. The nomination papers must be signed by two electors from the ward you wish to stand in and submitted by hand to Stroud District Council at Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, Glos. GL5 4UV (not our office).

Nominations will open at 9am on Tuesday 23rd March and close at 4pm on Thursday 8th April.
For any technical questions about election processes or paperwork please contact to the Elections team at Stroud District Council 01453 754887 or elections@stroud.gov.uk.

Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 10:18 by Admin team

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