Monday, 1 May 2017

Local Democracy in Trouble

According to the advert in this month's WyeLocal, there won't be any elections for the positions of town councillors this year. In fact, only five people have put their names forward to be councillors this time. As the council needs eleven members to be at full strength, this is rather worrying. The only thing they can do to fill the vacant seats is to co-opt members - just over half the council!
Being a town councillor is a huge amount of work now, all done voluntarily, and if no-one wants to come forward, I'm not sure how it will all be done.
Local elections are on Thursday, at the Bowling Club, and there is still the County Councillor to vote for.

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