All you need to know about being a Waverley councillor

FUTURE local politicians can find out everything they need to know about becoming a borough councillor at Waverley’s Prospective Councillor Evening next week.

All 57 seats at Waverley Borough Council are up for election in the local elections on May 5.

Local residents and businesspeople based in Cranleigh, Farnham, Godalming, Haslemere or their surrounding villages can stand for election.

“Would you like to represent your local community? Do you want to take part in making the decisions that affect where you live?

“If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’ then standing for election as a local borough councillor could be just the opportunity you have been waiting for,” says Cllr Robert Knowles (Con), the leader of the council for Waverley.

“Whether you have an interest in politics and helping your local community or if you already have experience as a town or parish councillor, coming along to the evening will tell you everything you need to know about what the role involves, the election process and what you need to do to stand.”

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and find out from current members what it’s like to be a councillor.

The evening includes brief presentations by the mayor, leader, chief executive and current members.

The event is free and takes place on Wednesday February 16 at the Council Offices at The Burys, Godalming, GU7 1HR.

A light buffet will be available from 6.30pm and the presentations will begin at 7pm.

The event is open to residents of Waverley and businesspeople with businesses in the borough.

There is no obligation to stand for election and no need to be a member of a political party, simply a genuine interest in what happens in Waverley and the local community.

To book your place or find out more information, please contact Robin Pellow, Head of Democratic and Legal Services on 01483 523222 or email robin.pellow@waverley.gov.uk.