RESIDENTS are being offered the opportunity to directly influence Wychavon’s work supporting communities and dealing with rural issues.
Volunteers are needed to fill two vacancies for co-opted members – one on Wychavon’s Communities and Funding Advisory Panel and one on the Rural Matters Advisory Panel. The panels have an important role in advising the council’s main decision-making Executive Board on various policies.
Issues the panels will focus on range from rural economy, rural security, rural connectivity, vibrant villages, community engagement and funding for community projects.
Each panel meets about six times a year and the role would ideally suit someone who can think strategically, has knowledge of the issues involved, a connection with Wychavon and time to commit to attending meetings and activities. Travel expenses, if relevant, and training will be provided.
The role is open to anyone aged 18 and over who meets all the other criteria listed. Successful candidates will be appointed from September 2021 until May 31, 2023.
Existing Wychavon district councillors and staff cannot apply and parish or town councillors or staff will only be considered if they can provide additional experience beyond their current role.
Coun Bradley Thomas, leader of Wychavon District Council, said: “This is a great opportunity to directly influence our work and decision-making by working alongside officers offering constructive challenge, support and fresh ideas.”
Visit www.wychavon.gov.uk/advisory-panels or call 01386 565517 by 11pm on August 30 for more.