Information sessions for potential councillors
There will be elections this May for all the seats on Copeland Borough Council.
Two "drop-in sessions" for anyone who might possibly be interested in standing for election to the council are to be held at opposite ends of the Borough to provide information about what the job of councillor involves.
These events will be held as follows:
* Thursday 10 February at the Beacon, Whitehaven
* Thursday 17 February, at Millom Network Centre, Millom School.
Both will run from 5pm to 6.30pm.
The council's press release on the subject quotes the council Chief Exec, Paul Walker, as saying
“We hope this will be a useful session for people to come along and find out more about serving their borough in this way. Standing for council can be both rewarding and challenging, so this session is a useful first step for those considering it. It will help ensure that they have all the information they need to make the decision.”
The press release continues:
"The sessions, which will be hosted by Copeland Council officers from the member services team, will be informal. Officers will be available to chat and answer questions, and will also be able to give advice on what being a councillor involves, how to go about standing, and the timetable for this.
"Anyone who is unable to attend a session can alternatively speak to a member of the council’s member services team by calling Tim Capper, Democratic Services Manager on 01946 598526."
I would recommend that anyone of any party or none who has considered the possibility of standing to join the council might find it useful to drop in to one of these sessions if they are in a position to do so.