In May 2017, there will be elections for Town/Community and County Councillors across the whole of Conwy Borough Council. Aberconwy Conservatives are looking for candidates to stand in all parts of the Constituency.
Town and Community Councillors roles are unpaid but are a vital part of our democratic process. Duties vary from community to town but generally you will be required to attend a weekly meeting and you will have opportunities within your role to take on additional duties/committees.
These roles are very rewarding and make a huge contribution to the day to day lives of members of these communities.
County Councillors roles are remunerated. There is a standard rate and there are additional allowances for additional responsibilities, such as Chairs of Committees etc. These are more demanding of your time as the duties of a County Councillor are quite complex requiring preparation before meetings, a lot of reading and attendance at meetings – between 4-6 hours a month. You will also be the main contact for local residents who have issues with the council.
This is not incompatible with a full time job and Conwy have some of the youngest working councillors in Wales!! So there are no age barriers either top or bottom, you can be in full or part time work or retired.
All councillors can usually attend meetings that reflect their interests or are particularly relevant to their residents. There are also opportunities on Town and County Councils to become involved with the community, for example, as council representatives on specific community groups and to serve as school governors.
Being a councillor at any level is a varied and interesting job which can be very satisfying.
If you would like to stand for election or would like an informal chat, please contact Mrs. Janet Haworth (Dep Chair Political) on 01492 878042 or Mrs. Anne Roberts (Chairman) on 01492 874388.
Application forms are available below.