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Get involved and make a difference to your area


Get involved and make a difference to your area

Do you care passionately about where you live? What matters to you in your local area? Is it the state of the local park, the need for more activities for young people, improving services for older people, making the roads safer or ensuring local businesses can thrive? 

Have you thought about becoming a local councillor and helping change the lives of people in your area?

What do councillors do?
Councillors are elected to the local council to represent their local community, so they must either live or work in the area. 

Becoming a councillor is both a rewarding and privileged form of public service. You will be in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people’s daily lives and prospects.

Being an effective councillor requires both commitment and hard work. Councillors have to balance the needs and interests of residents, the political party they represent (if any) and the council. These will all make legitimate demands on a councillor’s time, on top of their personal and professional lives. 

There are 42 councillors for Tandridge District Council and 167 parish councillors representing their local community and all with their own reason for doing so. 

Find out more
If you want to find out more about being a councillor or how to stand as a candidate, you can find lots of information on the Be a Councillor website, https://beacouncillor.co.uk, You can also e-mail customerservices@tandridge.gov.uk or call 01883 722000.

The next district and parish elections take place on 2 May 2019 and the closing date for applying to stand as a candidate is 3 April 2019.


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