Following May’s local elections there is a vacancy on Kingsbridge Town Council to be filled. In local government ‘speak’ the process is known as co-option and the position is available up to May 2023 when the next local council elections take place. Therefore, expressions of interest are now being invited.
Applicants much be at least 18 years old; a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen; and meet at least one of the following 4 qualifications: you are a Kingsbridge elector, or for the last 12 months have occupied as owner or tenant land or other premises in Kingsbridge, or your principal or only place of work during that 12 months has been in Kingsbridge, or you have lived in Kingsbridge or within 3 miles of it for the last 12 months. No formal qualifications are required and the Town Council is made of people from all walks of life with various backgrounds. However, what you do need is a passion for all things Kingsbridge and a commitment to attend various meetings to make your voice heard. Being a Town Councillor is a huge responsibility but incredibly rewarding.
People often ask “what do local councils do?” and ultimately it’s quite simple: the aim is to sustain Kingsbridge as a great place to live, work and play. Therefore, the Town Council’s task is to engage with the local community, to take on board the needs and wishes of residents, and to try, whenever and wherever it can, to make sure that something is done about them. If it’s not within the gift of the Town Council to directly help then hopefully it can support and lobby on behalf of townsfolk.
If you are interested??? then please get in touch with Martin Johnson, Town Clerk, by phone on 01548.857073, email at
clerk@kingsbridge.gov.uk, write to Quay House, Ilbert Road, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1DZ or drop into the Council Offices. However, we wish to crack on so need to hear from you by latest Friday 21st June