What matters to you in your local area?
Is it the state of the local park, the need for more activities for young people, improving services for older people, making the roads safer or ensuring that local businesses can thrive?
Whatever needs changing in your neighbourhood, you could be just the person to change it by becoming a local councillor. No other role gives you a chance to make such a huge difference to quality of life for people in your local area.
Thinking of Becoming a Councillor?
An invitation is being sent out to residents throughout Newark and Sherwood who might be thinking of
standing for election as a ward councillor.
It is part of an on-going campaign called “Thinking of Becoming a Councillor?” which aims to get more people involved in the running of local government and those interested are being urged to attend one of two special information evenings later this month.
These sessions, one in Newark and a second in Ollerton, will offer practical advice and information about how to stand for election to your local council.
Friday, October 19 at 5pm
Tuesday, October 23 at 5pm
Admission to both the information evenings is free and there will be experts on hand to explain exactly what councillors do.
Whether you’re interested in standing in next year’s elections or thinking about this for the future, this event is for you.
How do I become a councillor in Newark and Sherwood?
There are currently 39 Councillors within Newark and Sherwood District Council.
District elections take place every 4 years. Sometimes a vacancy arises in the intervening period and details are publicised as and when this occurs.
Qualifications may vary dependent on the type of election you stand for, but generically you need to be:
18 or over
A British, Commonwealth or European citizen
Registered on the Electoral Register for the area you wish to represent
In order to stand for election, a candidate for a district or county council must submit a nomination paper signed by ten electors for the electoral area (ward or division) by the statutory deadline and in the required form, together with a candidate's consent to nomination.
Further information can be found on the Electoral Commission website.