Local Elections May 2023

Put Yourself Forward to Be a Councillor in this year’s elections

Littlehampton Town Council supports a national campaign encouraging residents to stand in the local (parish and town) council elections.

The Make A Change campaign by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) calls on people from all backgrounds and experiences who are passionate about their local area to put themselves forward.

Littlehampton Town Council is urging enthusiastic and engaged members of the community who want to make a long-lasting change, have innovative ideas or have concerns about a specific issue to stand as councillors for the opportunity to make a real difference.

The work Littlehampton Town Council does is exciting and rewarding. An integral part of a councillor's role is engaging with local people, groups, and businesses to determine their needs, making decisions on the services and projects the council should take forward, and getting involved to ensure services meet the community's needs.

For more information visit the National Association of Local Councils website.

For information about the local election timetable and how to put your name forward visit Arun District Council's website

For more information on how to vote please see the dedicated page on the District Council's website.

Useful Information

Your local (parish and town) council has overall responsibility for the wellbeing of your local community. Their work falls into three main categories:

• Delivery of services

• Improve quality of life for residents

• Give communities a democratic voice

See what Littlehampton Town Council does on our dedicated webpage.

As a local councillor you can become a voice for your community and make real change. Local councillors are the champions of their community who invest time in local projects and issues to the benefit of residents and the neighbourhood.

Local councillor responsibilities fall into three main categories:

• Decision-making

• Monitoring

• Getting involved locally

Local councillors attend to local needs of residents, local groups and businesses, make decisions on local services, collaborate with district and borough councils to adhere to local needs, and progress vital projects to invest in the future of the community.

To stand for election to a local council you must be:

• A UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union

• At least 18 years old

• An elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary