If the answer is yes, you might be the person to fill a vacancy at the Town Council.

The Council is looking for Stonehouse residents or business owners to put their names forward to become a Town Councillor.  You should have a keen interest in what goes on in the town and a drive to get things done.

Town Mayor, Councillor Neil Gibbs, said: “Stonehouse Town Council is lucky to already have 13 dedicated councillors who give their time, voluntarily, to conduct its business.  Amongst many other things, the council sets the budget precept; looks after the town’s green spaces; funds youth provision at The Pod; supports local organisations such as Stonehouse in Bloom and Share and Repair and arranges events including Christmas Goodwill.

“We also comment on planning applications; respond to and organise public consultations and lobby regional and local government on schemes affecting the town. We work with partners to improve the town’s future on exciting major projects like the re-opening of the Stroudwater Bristol Road train station and making Stonehouse the gateway to the Five Valleys as work continues to restore the Cotswold Canal. Another major commitment is that of making our town carbon neutral and an ongoing obligation to develop green transport and sustainability.

“The role of Town Councillor is varied and challenging and we would welcome someone who will bring different skills and experiences.”

If you have a particular passion, there are working groups that councillors can be members of including: Climate Change, Business Support and Transport & Highways.

The eligibility criteria can be obtained from stonehousetowncouncil.gov.uk  Look under the Your Council heading, click on the Policy Documents tab then download the Co-Option policy document and the application form is at the end. Or contact the Town Council on 01453 822070 or email  customerservices@stonehousetowncouncil.gov.uk