Don't miss out on the 'Be a Councillor' event

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If you care about the area that you live in or work in and the issues facing local people, why not consider standing for a seat on Lichfield District Council in 2019?

Ahead of the 2019 local election, Lichfield District Council is aiming to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to consider standing to be a councillor.

To help explain what the role involves, the council is hosing two ‘Be a Councillor’ sessions on Wednesday 10 October 2018.  

The sessions will be held at District Council House on Frog Lane in Lichfield from 1pm to 4pm and from 5pm to 8pm.

At the sessions, participants will find out what the council does, the role of a councillor, important skills for councillors to have, as well as more information on relationships, networking, stakeholders and influencing.

Diane Tilley, Chief Executive of Lichfield District Council, said:

“The sessions are already booking up but we’re keen for more people to join us. We’re hoping people from different backgrounds, experiences and positions will consider standing for election in May 2019. The sessions are good opportunity to find out what being a councillor involves and how rewarding the role can be.”

Serving district councillors and a team from the Local Government Association, who work to support councillor development across the country, will be available at the October Sessions to answer questions.

To register your interest in attending either of the sessions, please email

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Published: 2 October 2018