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Councillor information days

Local people who want to find out more about becoming a District Councillor for the new East Suffolk Council are invited to attend one of two information days being held next week.

On 1 April, East Suffolk Council will be formed – a new ‘super district’ authority, serving the residents, businesses and communities of both Suffolk Coastal and Waveney.  The new district will be served by 55 councillors, each representing a ‘ward’, with 29 separate wards in total.

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are hosting two special information events in February open to anyone interested in becoming an East Suffolk councillor, regardless of experience. Those interested are invited to book a 30 minute appointment with council officers where they will have the opportunity to ask any questions they have about what the role of a councillor involves and how to stand for election.

The information days take place on: 

  • Thursday 21 February – Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0EQ
  • Friday 22 February  – East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1RT

Thirty minute informal appointments are available between 9am and 4.30pm on both days.

Evening appointments are also available on request. To arrange an evening time slot, please email newcouncil@eastsuffolk.gov.uk  or call 01502 523213.

To be eligible to stand for election, applicants must be:

 - 18 or over

 - and a UK, EU or Commonwealth Citizen,

 - and either be registered to vote on the current register with the local council

 - or have either worked or lived in the council's area for one year

 - or have been an owner or tenant of any land or premises in the council's area for one year

Elections to the new Council will be held on 2 May 2019.