Call for co-optees - play your part in Wychavon life

Are you a committed individual with some time to spare to help influence the decisions made by us?

If so then we need your help. We're looking for volunteers to become co-opted members of our new advisory panels. It's a great opportunity to get involved with your local council.

We're looking for people with knowledge and experience of one more of the following: local communities, rural issues, regeneration or the economy. You will need the ability to think strategically.  A knowledge of, or connection with, the Wychavon district would also be helpful.

What are advisory panels?

All three of the panels provide advice and policy development to our Executive Board on a range of issues.  A summary of their main areas of responsibility is below.  Click on the links for more details about each panel.

Localism and Community Funding Advisory Panel: localism related matters, overseeing our Meet Your Council programme, considering funding requests under our community grants, Section 106 and New Homes Bonus schemes, and the community rights to challenge and bid.

Rural Communities and Economy Advisory Panel: matters relating to the rural parts of Wychavon including the rural economy,

Town Regeneration and Economy Advisory Panel: matters relating to the regeneration, economic growth and investment in our three towns, overview of our festivals and events programme and skills development.

Each Panel meets five or six times a year.  Some meet during the day time and others in the evening.

What is the role of a co-opted member?

You will work alongside district councillors and officers, offering constructive challenge, support and fresh ideas.

Although the role is voluntary, travel expenses and training will be provided.

Who can become a co-opted member?

To apply you need to be 18 or over and be able to attend at least four meetings during the year.  Co-optees will initially serve a one year term, which may be extended for a further year.

You cannot be a co-opted member of the Panel if you are a Wychavon district councillor or employee.  If you are a parish or town councillor or employee, you will need to be able to offer additional experience beyond your local council role.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 31 July 2015

Click here to apply.

 For more information contact:

Cherrie Mansfield
Call: 01386 565508