Are you interested in being involved in important decisions affecting your community and the High Peak area? Could you use your skills and experience to influence and improve the delivery of a wide range of public services, including support for the arts, waste collection and leisure facilities?
Then sign up for one of two pre-nomination evenings organised by High Peak Borough Council in March. The sessions will both help prospective candidates decide if they want to stand for public office at the borough and parish council elections on Thursday, May 5 and inform those who are already planning to put themselves forward.
The sessions will cover the nomination and election processes, as well as taking a look at what successful candidates can expect. There will also be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
Starting at 6.30pm, the briefings are being held in the Octagon Lounge, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton on Monday, March 14 and in the Committee Room, Municipal Buildings, Glossop the following day.
High Peak Mayor Graham Oakley said: “As a borough councillor, I can say that public office is hard work but can be incredibly rewarding as it allows you to make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives.
“I would urge anyone with an interest in their community to attend our pre-nomination evenings and find out what it’s all about”, he added.
To reserve a place, call Rachel Rourke on (01298) 28400 ext. 2139 or send an e-mail to Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org.