Eye Town Council issues plea for candidates in this year’s local elections

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Eye Town Council is encouraging residents to stand for election as local councillors later this year.

Local elections are set to take place on May 7, with the town’s authority having 15 seats.

A statement on behalf of the council read: “Eye Town Council cares passionately about your locality, its environment, future developments, maintaining facilities and improving the quality of life for residents.

“Eye Town Council has 15 seats and we will be seeking individuals to come forward and stand for election.

“Becoming a councillor is taking up a public office and with that does come some responsibility.

“Every councillor should try and represent the views of their community and act in the public interest.”

If successfully elected, councillors would receive extra training to carry out the role, and would not be personally or financially liable.

To eligible to stand, candidates must be aged 18 or over on the day of nomination, and be British or a citizen of the commonwealth or EU. Additional qualification criteria also apply.

To request an information pack about the council and obtain a nomination form contact the clerk Roz Barnett, Eye Town Council, 5 Field House Gardens, Diss IP22 4PH, or by calling 01379 651898