Following the recent resignation of a Ringwood Town Councillor the Council is seeking to fill the vacancy by Co-opting a local resident.

To qualify you must be British or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union, at least 18 years old, registered to vote in the town or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months before co-option, or lived within 3 miles of the town.

An interest in local government and a willingness to support local initiatives is a clear advantage as is local knowledge of the town, although not essential.

Follow the link for more details http://beacouncillor.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/suport-councillor-development-Be-a-councillor.pdf

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If you are interested in applying for this position you should write to Terry Simpson, Town Clerk at The Gateway with a short statement of your reasons for applying and outlining any relevant experience you feel would benefit the Town Council by noon on 22nd March 2017.

Applications will be short listed and applicants will be invited to an interview at the next Council meeting at 7.00pm on the 29th March 2017 to meet other councillors before any appointment is made by the Council.  Please mark the envelope with ‘Councillor Application Confidential’

This is a rare opportunity to become a Town Councillor which is normally only available every four years, so why not give it a go and join the ranks of other councillors working on behalf of the town and its residents.

For more information on projects in Ringwood, look at the council’s website www.ringwood.gov.uk (http://www.ringwood.gov.uk) or ring 01425 473883