Find out more about becoming a councillor
In the lead up to the local elections in May 2019, Thanet District Council has organised an event to help answer some of the questions that people who are interested in becoming a councillor for the first time may have.
The event is on Monday 30 July from 7pm in the Council Chamber at the council’s Cecil Street, Margate offices. Anyone who would like to attend can register for a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01843 577500.
The event will be split into three sessions – each one will give attendees the opportunity to learn more about the important role a local councillor plays.
- The first session will look at local government, the role of Thanet District Council, how the council works and how one can become a councillor.
- The second session will focus on the work that councillors do, and how they are supported by the council’s officers.
- The third and final session will give attendees the opportunity to speak to current councillors from all parties and find out first hand why they chose to be a councillor and the work they do.
In the lead up to the event, the council is running a supporting campaign aimed at encouraging residents from currently under-represented groups to think about becoming a councillor, and to come along and find out more.
The council has launched a new coastal booklet to educate beach businesses, bay inspectors and its partner agencies on current byelaws in place across Thanet’s 19 mile coastline.
Margate was one of 101 places given the opportunity last year by the Government to bid for funding of up to £25 million as part of the Government’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund.