Voters set to choose their councillors

Voters set to choose their councillors

Voters across the district are set to choose who will represent them on Canterbury City Council for the next four years.

Following the publication today (Friday 15 March) of the Notice of Election, residents will go to the polls on Thursday 2 May to select all 39 of their city councillors.

At the same time, those living in parishes will be able to vote for their parish councillors where seats on their council are contested. And residents in Hersden will be able to elect councillors for the newly-formed Hersden Parish Council for the very first time.

Colin Carmichael, Returning Officer and Canterbury City Council Chief Executive, said: “This is the chance for voters to directly influence the direction of the council and its priorities over the next four years. That means it is vitally important for people to register to vote if they haven’t already.

“It is also an opportunity for those who have always thought about becoming city or parish councillors to get themselves nominated and on to the ballot paper.”

Canterbury City Council is responsible for delivering a wide range of services including:

  • Waste collection
  • treet cleaning
  • Off-street car parks
  • Enforcement around issues like dog fouling, graffiti, litter, flytipping and illegal parking
  • Environmental health
  • Licensing
  • Planning
  • Regeneration and supporting business
  • Promoting tourism
  • Protecting the coastline
  • Whitstable Harbour
  • Museums, the King’s Hall, Tower House
  • Leisure centres
  • Parks and gardens
  • Cemeteries

Published: 15 March 2019

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