Melton Borough Council

Join us for our Facebook Live event and find out how to get to the frontline of local politics

Published Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 Facebook Live event

The Council is running a Facebook Live event to give budding local politicians the opportunity to ask Councillors questions about what’s involved in being a Councillor.

Join the conversation and log into this Facebook Live event at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday 1 November.  Melton Councillors will be online to answer those burning questions such as what made you decide to become a Councillor, how much time does it take up, do you need any special qualifications?  

The event is being organised to coincide with the Council’s Local Democracy Week plans in promoting involvement in local democracy and encouraging people from all sections of the community to find out more about standing for election as a Councillor.  This event also aims to reach out to those who engage via social media who may not ordinarily take part in local democracy.    

Now is a great time to get involved as Borough and Parish Elections are coming up in May 2019.  To find out more about the Borough and Parish Councillor role and how to apply, the Council is also running a special event on Tuesday 6 November at 6 p.m. at the Melton Borough Council Offices, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray.  To book in contact democracy@melton.gov.uk or ring 01664 502441.

Edd de Coverly, Chief Executive and Returning Officer for Melton Borough Council, said: ‘‘Councils play a vital role in delivering local services and making a difference to their communities. We want everyone to have the opportunity to take part in local democracy and I hope this Facebook Live event helps people find out more about being a Councillor”

For more information on becoming a councillor visit: www.melton.gov.uk  or to email your questions, please send them to democracy@melton.gov.uk

 

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For more information please contact:

Hazel Paterson – Communications Officer

Melton Borough Council

hpaterson@melton.gov.uk

01664 504294