One Voice Wales – with assistance from Welsh Government – has published a video to promote and encourage individuals to stand for the local community and town council elections in May 2022. The video, is available here in Welsh and English:
Raises awareness of the role and contribution community and town councillors make to society
Shows how community and town councillors are well placed to know the priorities and needs of their local area and how councils can collaborate with local partners to achieve positive change
Explains the importance of diversity in local government
Explains the challenges councillors face and the support available to them e.g., through training programmes provided by One Voice Wales
Outlines the skills, knowledge and experience gained through the role and their wider application in other aspects of life and employment, the exposure to a range of unfamiliar issues and a greater understanding of how local democracy works
Explains that everyone has skills to bring to the role of Councillor from their daily life e.g. organisation, communication, problem solving etc.