Co-opted Councillor Vacancy
Co-opted Councillors have the same rights and responsibilities as those Councillors who obtain office through election. The position of Town Councillor does not attract any remuneration, though some allowances are paid. The basic allowance to which all Councillors are entitled is £150 a year. Councillors are expected to attend the regular meetings of the Council and also to serve on a number of committees. All meetings are normally held on a monthly cycle and are held in the evenings usually starting at 7pm. The role is varied and enables local people to use their skills and experience to enhance the work undertaken by the Council for the benefit of the community.
The Council wishes to invite interested and eligible people to submit their application for the role of Councillor by way of a letter and completion of a form to capture contact details. The letter should outline the following:
- the contribution you believe you could make to the work of the Council;
- the personal qualities that you would bring to the role;
- your availability for attending meetings.
The web-link to check your eligibility to become a Councillor is
Please make sure that you include your home address, telephone number and e-mail address in your letter.
All members of the community are welcome to apply. More information & the contact details form are available here
Closing date: Friday 25th September 2020
Applications will be considered at the Council meeting on 14th October 2020
Applications should be returned to Jane Lee, Town Clerk, Town Hall, Cross Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5HD or email@example.com