Want to improve your local community and have a say on Council decisions?

Posted on: Monday, November 7, 2022

Ahead of the local elections in May 2023, Newark and Sherwood District Council is hosting two sessions to give local residents an insight into what being a local councillor involves, how you can become one, and the roles and responsibilities Councillors undertake.

The sessions will take place on Monday, 14 November, 5pm at Ollerton Town Hall and Thursday, 17 November, 5pm at Newark Library and no booking is required.

Newark and Sherwood District Council has 39 councillors who are elected by the local community. Each Councillor represents an area within the district, known as a ward, and serves for a period of four years. It is their role to decide on how the District Council should carry out its various activities, including how local services are delivered.

The work of a councillor includes:

  • helping local people
  • supporting local organisations
  • campaigning on local issues
  • developing links with all parts of the community

John Robinson, Chief Executive at Newark and Sherwood District Council said: “People choose to stand for election for a wide range of reasons and these two events will provide an ideal opportunity to meet with and speak with some of our current councillors and colleagues from our Elections and Democratic Services team.”

With elections planned for May 2023, the District Council is encouraging anyone interested to attend one of the two planned events. For more information, please contact the District Council on customerservices@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk or visit https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/