Be a member of Huntingdon Town Council

THERE are just two weeks to get nominations in for anyone who wants to make a difference to Huntingdon and represent the needs of the public.

Nineteen seats are up for election at Huntingdon Town Council on May 5 in the north, west and east of the town, and time is still available to put your name forward.

The town council is responsible for providing cemeteries, allotments, parks, gardens and recreation areas, community halls and sports facilities.

In partnership with other groups and authorities, the council also helps in the delivery of highways, footpaths & street lighting, community events and international twinning.

The council is a statutory consultee for all planning applications locally. It represents the voice of local residents to the local and wider community on matters that affect them.

To be a part of it, candidates must be British citizens, or citizens of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and be 18 years or older on the day you become nominated for election.

You cannot stand for election if you are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order, have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine; or work for the council you want to become a councillor for.

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Nomination papers are now available from the town council’s offices at 1 Trinity Place and should be submitted to Huntingdonshire District Council by noon on Monday, April 4.