Calling all Community Heroes! Will YOU stand for elections in May?
Published: 01 March 2022
All 15 Councillor Seats at Northstowe Town Council are up for election on 5th May.
Not only can you decide, through your vote, who is going to represent the Northstowe Community for the next 4 years,
YOU CAN ALSO STAND FOR THIS ELECTION YOURSELF!
More information about the procedures and the nomination form to be filled in can be found at the South Cambridgeshire District Council's website, see: Elections 2022 - South Cambs District Council (scambs.gov.uk).
If you want to know more what it means to be a Councillor, do attend one of the free online sessions being given by CAPA:LC on Sat 5th and Wed 16th March - see this post for further details and how to sign up directly: Do you want to know what it means to be a Town Councillor? Book your place for a free information session. - Northstowe Town Council
Find out more about being a Councillor, some useful resources:
- Elections — #MakeAChange (nalc.gov.uk) and
· - All about Local Councils, NALC, 2018, Microsoft Word - ALL ABOUT LOCAL COUNCILS 2018.docx (nalc.gov.uk)
The Good Councillors Guide, 2018, NALC
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE, OR PERHAPS CONSIDER STANDING FOR ELECTIONS, PLEASE DO LET THE TOWN CLERK KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE - TOWNCLERK@NORTHSTOWETOWNCOUNCIL.GOV.UK
PLEASE NOTE: nomination papers will be accepted by the District Council on any working day between 28 March and 5 April. Nomination papers must be delivered, by hand, to the offices of South Cambridgeshire District Council in Cambourne (CB23 6EA) between the hours of 8.30am and 5.30pm. Nominations must be received by 4.00pm on 5 April. Please be aware that consent to nominations must not be signed more than 1 calendar month prior to the close of nominations.
An appointment can be booked by emailing email@example.com which the District council encourages you to make to avoid having to wait.
They also recommend bringing nominations in in bulk which is something the Town Clerk may be able to do on behalf of candidates, where arranged in advance.