Want to help your local community?
LISKEARD TOWN COUNCIL?
Come to our
Tuesday 31 January 7 – 9 pm
Long Room, Public Hall, West Street
- Find out what the Town Council does
- Meet existing Councillors
- Learn how you can get involved
- Get information about the elections on 4 May
Passionate about where you live? Want to help your local community? 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 bi-monthly, usually on a Tuesday evening at 7pm. 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 bi-monthly meetings, 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.
- 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 Year 2016-17
- Attend an event:
- Open Evening on Tuesday 31 January 2017 (see details above)
- Councillor Fair at County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY – Saturday 28 January 2017 from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
The Notice of Election will be published on Monday 20 March 2017 and candidate’s nomination papers will need to be delivered in person/by hand not later than 4pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017. Candidate information packs (containing the required forms and guidance on the election process) will be available shortly before the Notice of Election is published. Election Timetable
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