Being a local councillor is a rewarding yet demanding role. As a new councillor, you will quickly become used to the commitment, hard work and pressure that comes with the role. You will learn how to balance the needs and interests of local people and the council. There is a great deal of support and training available to you locally, through colleagues in your council and from your local County Associations.
Now that you are getting to grips with being a local councillor, you might want to think beyond your local area, to expand your horizons and become part of the national local government arena. If so, Councillor Horizons, is for you.
We are inviting new, ambitious and outward looking councillors that have come into post since May 2012, to join us and form a national network with others from across the county, that are also thinking beyond their council boundaries. Learn about working in other tiers of local government and national lobbying from experienced speakers delivering informative sessions throughout the day, whilst networking with your national colleagues. You will also have the option of a mentor in your region to help you keep up the momentum after the day.
This is a rare chance to take the time away from your council and to reflect on your ambitions, skills and networks. To think about the national context that local councils find themselves in, plus the range of roles and opportunities open to you to make a difference nationally.
Please note that there are just 10 places for this event, so please book asap to avoid disappointment. In the booking form you will be asked for your reasons for wishing to attend (maximum 100 words).