Totnes Town Council supports a national campaign encouraging residents to stand in the local (parish and town) council elections.
The Make A Change campaign by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC)
calls on people from all backgrounds and experiences who are passionate about their
local area to put themselves forward.
Totnes Town Council is urging enthusiastic and engaged members of the community who want to make a long-lasting change, have innovative ideas or have concerns about a specific issue to stand as councillors for the opportunity to make a real difference.
Elections for Totnes Town Councillors are held every four years, with the next elections taking place on 4th May 2023. The Council is made up of 16 Councillors – 10 representing Totnes Town and 6 representing Totnes Bridgetown. As a local councillor you can become a voice for your community and make real change. An integral part of a councillor’s role is engaging with local people, groups, and businesses to determine their needs, making decisions on the services and projects the council should take forward, and getting involved to ensure services meet the community’s needs.
To understand more before the nominations for the town council elections open, why not come along to an informal drop-in event on Tuesday 21st February between 6-7pm in the Guildhall on Ramparts Walk, Totnes TQ9 5QH to see examples of the work of the Council and the Town Clerk will answer any questions that you may have. Alternatively have a look at the Totnes Town Council website for more information on the role of a councillor and eligibility to stand for election – see https://www.totnestowncouncil.gov.uk/your-council/what-we-do/make-a-change-become-a-councillor/