Vacancy for a Town Councillor
Could you be interested in becoming a Horley Town Councillor? We have a vacancy in the Horley North West Ward following a resignation of Celia Austin.
Please check out this web site for information about all that the Town Council does. For instance you can look at our latest Annual Report to see the kind of things we are involved in. This will give you an idea of the responsibilities of being a Horley Town Councillor. Or you can simply pop in to the offices and collect some of our publications and talk the matter over with council staff.
Being a Councillor is an opportunity to help make a difference to the quality of life here for all Horley residents. You don't need any special qualifications to be a local Councillor, just have an interest in doing things for the good of Horley and a willingness to commit up to several hours each month. Town councils are the part of local government closest to the people: They serve the smallest area and are responsible for the most local of matters. Very importantly, these councils can "precept" - raising a sum collected with the council tax each year to improve facilities and services for local people.
Town Councils can also comment on planning applications - they are statutory consultees and can be represented at public inquiries.
The Town Council intends to co-opt a replacement as soon as is practicable. If you are interested, then email or pop in and see the Town Clerk at the Council Offices, Albert Road, Horley RH6 7HZ. Application Forms are available on request which will need to be received no later than Monday 14 July 2014.