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Your guide to being a Bridport Town Councillor


Are you passionate about Bridport? Do you want to help make a difference? Do you have innovative ideas for the council? Do you have concerns about an issue and want to do something about it? If this is you, then we need you. We need people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect our community to put themselves forward for election for the new, enlarged Bridport Town Council in May 2024.

These pages aim to tell you everything you need to know about being a local councillor in Bridport, but if you have any questions contact the Town Clerk, Will Austin, on 01308 456722 or by email [email protected].  Will is particularly keen to hear from people who’d like to be a councillor but think there may be obstacles – time commitment, child care issues, work clashes, etc. – so that we can consider how we could change things to make it possible.

Alternatively, you can download the full guide here.

Bridport Town Council is a proactive and ambitious council that strives to ‘punch above its weight’ in the town and parish council sector.  The video below, part of a presentation to the 2023 Local Government Association Conference, gives a sense of what we are achieving despite being a relatively small council:

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