Become a district councillor

ANYONE who cares passionately about the Horsham District, local issues and where they live might want to consider standing to become a Councillor at Horsham District Council.

With the local elections taking place in May this year, now is the time for people to think about whether they would be interested in becoming a candidate.

Local democracy is a fundamental component of a free society and its success depends to a very high degree on public spirited individuals who are prepared to serve their communities as councillors. It is a fulfilling role for which allowances can be claimed.

To help prospective candidates gain a clearer understanding of the Council’s priorities, demography and the key roles and responsibilities of a Councillor, Horsham District Council has put together an information pack, available online at:

Applicants should have lived or worked in the Horsham District for the last 12 months; they should be 18 years or over as well as being citizens or the UK, European Union or Commonwealth.

More information and an informal chat are available from Lesley Morgan on 01403 215123 or email