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Our projects have been supported by:
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Lytham St Annes Civic Society

Elswick parish Council

Little Eccleston with Larbreck Parish Council

Saint Annes on the Sea Town Council

Community Foundation for Lancashire

Lancashire County Council

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 Election Workshops 2015

Standing for Council

Could you be a Councillor?...
     Want to know more about it?
        Hear the inside track from existing Councillors.
           Learn what you need to know about elections.

  Now's Your chance to make a difference!

To join our FREE workshops, just turn up at :

The Glendower Hotel
North Promenade,
St Annes
7:30pm to 9:00pm - on the dates below

We're holding a series of four workshops to provide a grounding for anyone who has wondered about standing for election as a local councillor. All are welcome to attend. We have no political party affiliation. Fourteen people who attended our workshops in 2007 were elected to local borough, town or parish councils, some stood for political parties, others stood as independents.

8 January - Understanding Councils

Former Leader of Fylde Council:  Paul Hayhurst

(current Lancashire County Councillor, Fylde Borough Councillor and Elswick Parish Councillor). Will explain the difference between Parish, Town, Borough and County Councils - and outline his personal experience of working in each level. The talk will be followed by discussion groups.

29 January - Being a Councillor (1)

Three urban councillors -
Cllrs: Richard Redcliffe,  Tony Ford,  and  John Davies

who each represent a different political party, will give their view of what it’s like to be a Fylde councillor. Followed by a group workshop exercise.

19 February - Being a Councillor (2)

Three independent councillors -
Cllrs Liz Oades,  Elaine Silverwood, and Maxine Chew

Will give the view of councillors from Fylde's towns and villages - often where none of the main political parties has control. Again there will be a group workshop exercise.

12 March - Becoming a Candidate

Tracy Morrison, Fylde’s Director of Corporate Resources and Hazel McNicoll, the Electoral Services Manager

Will outline the mechanics of how to stand for election and give an insight into the electoral process, followed by group exercises.

These FREE Workshops will give you a grounding in what it's like to be a councillor and what you need to know to stand for election. More especially, you'll meet and socialise with serving councillors who have a wealth of experience in local councils.

The Fylde Civic Awareness Group is has no party allegiance and is independent of all political parties. The Workshops are available to anyone with an interest in Local Government - whether you are considering standing for a party, or as an independent candidate, and whether your interest is in a Town Council, a Parish Council, or a Borough Council.

We have a track record in helping people to become councillors over the last two elections and if you're wondering about standing for election as either a Town/ Parish Councillor, or a Borough Councillor this is just for you.


Follow this link to
download a POSTER

Councillor Workshops Poster


To find out more, please contact


Fylde Civic Awareness Group
18 Sandhurst Avenue, St Anne's on the Sea, Lancashire. FY8 2DA
Phone: 0845 456 6122

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