Following the recent resignation of a Ringwood Town Councillor the council are 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 area or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months before an election.

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

If you are interested in applying for this position you should write to the Mayor Councillor Michael Thierry at The Gateway giving your reasons for applying and outlining any relevant experience you feel would benefit the Town Council by 31st October 2016.

Applications will be short listed and applicants will be invited to an interview to meet other councillors before any allocation is approved 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 web site www.ringwood.gov.uk or ring 01425 473883