The local council elections are set for the 3rd of May 2018. You will note that Ashburton ward no longer exists, so you will be electing two councillors for the new Addiscombe East Ward.
A Councillors's primary role is to represent their ward and the people who live in it.
They provide a bridge between the community and the Council. To be effective, they need to build strong relationships and encourage local people to make their views known.
As residents, we expect our local Councillors to respond to queries and investigate our concerns regarding relevant issues. They should also work with local organisations, interest groups and businesses in order to represent their views in Council meetings.