Once elected, what support will I get?

As a new councillor, you will be invited to take part in an induction programme, introducing you to the workings of the Council. Training for councillors continues throughout their term of office on a variety of relevant topics.

The professional officers working at the Council are available to assist you in any way they can, such as advice about Council procedures or problems in your ward. As all officers must be politically impartial, they cannot assist in any matter that could be seen as supporting a particular political party or pressure group.