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Charlbury Town Council Nominations

Elections will be held for all 12 members of Charlbury Town Council on Thursday 5th May 2016 and nominations for these places are currently being sought.

If you care about your town, this is a real opportunity for you to step up and make a difference! Some current councillors will not be standing so there is a real need for new candidates to come forward. It is really important for Charlbury that more than 12 candidates come forward to offer a real choice for local electors on 5th May. This is grass roots democracy in action.

Charlbury Town council continues to operate on a non-party political basis so that all councillors operate as independents.

We are entering a time when the Town Council can expect to have an increasingly important role to play on decisions and priorities affecting people in Charlbury as a result of the increased emphasis on localism. With important decisions to be taken the Town Council should represent the whole of our diverse community and so it would be good to see candidates from as many different backgrounds, age groups and interests as possible.

If you are interested in being part of the decision making process but you are not sure what is involved then please talk to any existing councillors. The Town Clerk is also happy to talk to prospective candidates. There is a perfect opportunity to talk to councillors this Saturday morning 2nd April from 10am in the Corner House at the bi-monthly surgery - please do come along!

There is no qualification or experience required just a commitment to the interests of the community and a willingness to get involved. So if you care about the community in Charlbury and would like to be more involved to ensure that Charlbury remains such a great place to live please consider standing in the election

Nomination forms can be obtained from the Town Clerk (call 01608 810608 during normal weekday working hours) or from West Oxfordshire District Council offices in Witney. You will need to be proposed and seconded by two registered electors and the deadline for submission is 4pm on Thursday 7th April.

Peter Kenrick · Fri 1 Apr 2016, 15:02 · Link

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