Want to help your local community?
LISKEARD TOWN COUNCIL?
Passionate about where you live? Ever considered being a Liskeard Town Councillor? Town Councillors are people elected to the Town Council to represent their local community – you do not need to be a member of a political party. We need all different types of people so that the Town Council reflects the community it serves, so whatever your age, background or skills you could be the perfect person, you just need some time, enthusiasm and commitment.
The council meets every two months, usually on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. In addition, there are four committees (Communications & Engagement, Facilities, Planning and Finance & General Purposes), with most councillors being members of two of them. These committees also hold meetings every two months, except Planning which meets every 3 weeks. There will then be additional work, dependant on the projects you become involved with. Training is available. The role of a Town Councillor is entirely voluntary and councillors are not paid for being part of the town council.
There are currently 2 vacancies for Councillors to be filled by co-option
Only 13 people stood for the 15 seats available on Liskeard Town Council. These people have therefore been returned uncontested, and there remain 2 vacancies which will be filled by a process called co-option.
Co-option application – Closing date noon on Friday 26 May (interviews to be held on Tuesday 6 June from 7.30pm)
- Cornwall Council – Be a Councillor https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/councillors-and-democracy/be-a-councillor/
- It takes All Sorts (NALC) gov.uk/library/publications/804-it-takes-all-sorts/file
- Contact the Town Clerk, Mr Steve Vinson on 01579 345407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org who would be happy to discuss this further and/or arrange a meeting with existing councillors who can tell you more about their role.
- Come along to a meeting and see what goes on. Agendas with supporting documents are posted on the committee pages of the Liskeard Town Council website 5 days before the meeting. Schedule of Meetings for Civic Yr 2017-18
What the Town Council Does
Most local services are currently provided by Cornwall Council (See Who Does What ). The Town Council has a relatively small budget and limited powers but we want to make the most of what we can do. We can also influence decisions on behalf of the town, and bring together different people and organisations for the good of the town.
You can see the full aims and objectives by clicking here Town Council Aims and Objectives