Published: 26 March 2021
Councillors make decisions that influence how the Council works. The decisions they make affect the lives of everyone who lives and works in the parish or comes to visit here. Councillors also help people get and access the services they need when they experience difficulties.
If you are a Councillor, you will:
- represent everyone in your area
- be a community leader, bringing together partner organisations
- help sort out problems for the people you represent
- work with community groups, the police and others to get things done
- hold the Council and other public organisations to account for their performance and the decisions they make
- help agree the budget for the Council and the level of tax
- help decide which services the Council will provide
- be honest, open and abide by accepted standards of public life
- work with the Council Officers to help resolve issues in your Ward and receive their support to do your job
- explain and justify Council decisions and policies
- be a public figure and have your contact details published as a point of contact
Could you do it?
It is important that the Council represents a cross section of all the walks of life of our community and that Councillors have different levels of education, knowledge and experience. Using your own skills and experience will help your council make a real difference to your council and your community.
I have a handful of candidate packs left, but Cornwall Council will provide more if you contact them. You can also download a candidate pack here.
I am available in the Millennium Rooms on Tuesday 30th March from 11.00 until 3.00 if you have any questions or need assistance with your candidate form.