Drive launched to encourage participation in local democracy in west Suffolk
A new campaign has been launched to encourage people to stand for election as a councillor or vote in the May elections for the new West Suffolk Council.
People are being urged to make their mark in the new campaign – which is part of a national drive to increase participation in local democracy.
As part of the campaign, a dedicated webpage providing information for candidates and to help them through the process of standing to become a councillor has been set-up at www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/makeyourmark
West Suffolk Council, which is being formed following a merger of St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath District Council, is also holding sessions for people thinking about becoming candidates to explain what is involved.
A workshop for prospective councillors will be held on March 8 at West Suffolk House in Bury St Edmunds.
People can email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to book a place at the event.
The first election of the 64 west Suffolk councillors, which is a reduction from the 72 councillors representing Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury, will be held on May 2.