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Your chance to get involved

Have you ever ...

Wanted to get something done for your community?

Thought that the council could spend money better?

Wanted to improve public services?

Thought that you could do a better job given the chance?

Well now's your chance.

All 30 seats on Boston Borough Council will be up for election on May 2, 2019.

If you are over 18 years of age and have a connection with the borough, such as being on the electoral register or having lived here for at least a year, then you are eligible to become a councillor.

All sorts of people can become a councillor, all that is needed is a willingness to make a contribution to running the council. No specific skills or qualifications are required.

Training on roles and responsibilities will be offered to all new councillors, together with continuous support provided by council officers to give the background knowledge and understanding needed to help councillors with their duties.

There is a basic allowance for being a borough councillor, and additional payments for  extra responsibilities, such as being a committee chairman.  Allowances are paid monthly and can include expenses incurred while acting as a councillor, for example mileage allowances for travelling to and from council meetings.

An open meeting for anyone interested in becoming a councillor is being held at 6 pm on Tuesday, October 16, in the Committee Room, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, which will provide information on the election process and an overview of the role and responsibilities of being a councillor.

If you would like more information on becoming a borough councillor check the council's website at www.boston.gov.uk or contact Lorraine Bush, Democratic Services Manager, on 01205 314224 or e-mail lorraine.bush@boston.gov.uk