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New councillor needed for Halesworth

PUBLISHED: 08:00 29 January 2010 | UPDATED: 09:11 01 August 2010

HALESWORTH Town Council is on the look-out for a new councillor following the resignation of David Thomas just before Christmas.

The council specify that applicants should be able to think, listen and act locally and bring enthusiasm and fresh ideas to the council.

HALESWORTH Town Council is on the look-out for a new councillor following the resignation of David Thomas just before Christmas.

The council specify that applicants should be able to think, listen and act locally and bring enthusiasm and fresh ideas to the council.

They should show a willingness to care for their local community and to take the town and council forward.

To stand for election applicants must be at least 18 and a British subject or Irish citizen.

They must also be on the Halesworth list of electors or have occupied land as owner or tenant in Halesworth for the preceding 12 months.

Alternatively they must have a principle place of work in Halesworth or have resided in or within three miles of the town for the preceding 12 months.

Times and venues of meetings vary, but are normally held locally in the evening.

Halesworth Town Council holds 11 monthly meetings annually, with a recess in August. Unless you are elected as chairman or vice-chairman the workload should not involve more than two meetings a month.

Councillors are not paid and have to abide by a local government code of conduct and declare their financial interests in the town. They must also declare a personal or prejudicial interest in any matter under discussion at a town council meeting.

Applicants do not have to have extensive knowledge of council work as training is available.

For more information speak to the Suffolk Association of Local Councils, existing town councillors, telephone the town clerk on 01986 874517, or email halesworthtown@btconnect.com

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