Fact-Finding Meeting if You Fancy Becoming a Councillor

Published: 1st March 2023

Ribble Valley Borough Council Chambers Entrance

A fact-finding meeting is being held for people who fancy the idea of becoming a councillor.

Ribble Valley is holding borough and parish council elections on 4 May and prospective candidates and agents are invited to a meeting to find out more.

The meeting, on Monday, 13 March, in the Ribble Valley Borough Council Chamber in Church Street, Clitheroe, will include a question and answer session for anyone considering standing for election.

And the council’s elections team will be on hand to set out the elections process and what being a councillor entails.

Councils are led by democratically-elected councillors, who set the vision and direction for their communities.

People become councillors for many reasons, including wanting to shape their community and represent the views of local people, or because they are concerned about a particular issue.

Councillors can represent a particular political party, or choose to stand as independents.

And while you don’t need any special qualifications to be a councillor, you do need to meet certain criteria, plus being a good communicator, having problem-solving and analytical skills, and the willingness to engage with your local community will all help.

The meeting starts at 6pm and further details are available from the council’s elections team on 01200 414411.