Be a councillor

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What matters to you in your local area? Is it providing more things for young people to do, improving services for older people, making the roads safer or ensuring that local businesses can thrive?

Perhaps you are already involved in local affairs and want to take the next step. Or you may be looking for a worthwhile and rewarding way to help your local community.

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council can only be as effective, relevant and vibrant as the people elected to run it. The Council needs councillors who are capable, energetic and engaged. Councillors should be able to stand for what they believe in, be able to make a commitment to local people and show a passion for change.

Decisions made by councillors affect the lives of everyone in the area in countless ways.  Representing the borough’s 140,000 residents, understanding the issues and concerns they face and taking action are the most important tasks that any councillor undertakes.

The next local elections will be on Thursday 6 May 2021 when one-third of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council seats are up for election. This is an opportunity for you to stand as a representative of your local community and become a borough councillor.

You’ll find some useful resources on the next page. If you’d like further details about what to do once you’ve decided to stand, please email the Council’s Electoral Services team or by calling 01737 276067.