Seats up for grabs in town council election
THE town council is urging residents to come forward and stand in the upcoming elections.
There are 12 members of Bollington Town Council and this year four or five are expected to stand down after many years of service.
This leaves seats in various wards up for grabs in the town and parish elections, which will take place on May 7 to coincide with the Cheshire East elections and General Election.
Members are urging people in the community to stand for election.
Town clerk David Naylor said being a town councillor has never been more important as Cheshire East Council devolves assets and services to local council control.
He said: “The role is also more important as we move to secure local control of future development within our town up until 2030 with a neighbourhood plan.
“We will then be able to decide what sort of development should take place in Bollington and where that should go.
“It won’t be an easy life and you won’t get paid but it will be very rewarding. You will be supported by a small team of professional officers.
“You will be local, accountable and very much in the know about almost everything that happens in our community.
“There will be frustrations but Bollington has a very strong community spirit and a loud voice – add your voice to that.”
The town council delivers local services such as allotments and is consulted by Cheshire East on issues including planning.
Bollington uses a precept on all households in the town and bids for extra funds, such as that to build the skatepark, improvements to Adlington Road children’s play area, the new bowling pavilion and improvements to the Civic Hall.
The town council is holding an open evening for prospective councillors from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, February 26, at Bollington Town Hall.
Residents may be nominated after March 20 and the deadline is April 9.
Nomination papers will be available from the Town Council or Cheshire East’s website. Contact the clerk on 01625 572985.
● Sally Gething, from Bollington, who teaches he Buteyko method for breathing problems
●● Bollington Civic Hall