Planning and Townscape Committee Meeting – Cancelled
Full Council Meeting
Planning and Townscape Committee Meeting
RYE TOWN COUNCIL is calling on residents, business owners and those who work in the Parish who are passionate about their community to stand in the local elections on 2 May 2019
What do councillors do?
Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents and others a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward – and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.
How much time would I need?
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, reading documents and emails, engaging with residents and representing the council on other bodies. However, it can be less.
Councillors are expected to attend full Council meetings (typically 12 a year). Members of the Planning & Townscape Committee meet fortnightly. Meetings are held normally on a Monday evening.
Can I stand?
Subject to the rules on disqualification you can stand if you are a British citizen (or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union), are over 18 – and are a registered elector.
In addition, you will be qualified to stand if, during the 12 months before your nomination or the day of your election, you:
How can I find out more?
Contact the Town Clerk, Richard Farhall, for an informal chat. Tel: 01797 223902 Email here.
Thanks to all those who came along to the Annual Town Meeting on Wednesday 6th March at Rye Community Centre. Below are the reports available on the night, in addition to the Mayor’s Overview of the Year from Cllr Michael Boyd.
REACT Update 2019 (Rye Emergency Action Community Team)
For more information and to download an information pack – click here.