Council hopefuls invited to attend open evening

Tracy Morrison, Fylde Council's deputy returning officer
Tracy Morrison, Fylde Council's deputy returning officer
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Do you think you have what it takes to become a councillor?

Residents in Fylde are being invited to a special open evening where they can learn more about the work of councillors and the processes involved in becoming a candidate.

May 7 will see all 51 Fylde Council seats being up for election and the people elected will shape policies for the next four years.

Coun Sue Fazackerley and Coun Elizabeth Oades, council leader and leader of the opposition respectively, will be in attendance.

Tracy Morrison, Fylde Council’s returning officer, said: “A lot of people say they would like to be a councillor, but they think the work or the election process is too daunting.

“Many will admit to being confused by things like who can stand and what they have to do and when to become a candidate.

“In truth, becoming a candidate is far simpler than people think and we hope our information evening will make that clear.”

The meeting will be held from 5.30pm on Thursday, March 5, in the Reception Room of Fylde Town Hall in St Annes Road West, St Annes.