A BID is being made to encourage more people to consider becoming a town councillor in Tenbury.

Tenbury Town Council is calling on residents to stand in the local elections in May 2019.

The Council is holding an open evening at The Pump Rooms on Thursday, February 28 from 6.30pm – 7.30pm for anyone who is interested.

Tenbury Town Council has 13 Councillors, 11 for Tenbury and two for St Michaels.

Councillors give residents a voice on the decisions the Council makes.

The Council is directly responsible for a variety of local assets and services including parks, cemetery, car parks, street lighting, street furniture as wells as The Pump Rooms, The Regal and the pavilion.

It also liaises with the District and County Councils and other organisations to represent the town and ensure local issues are addressed. Town councillors are unpaid and do the work on a voluntary basis although an allowance in often made available to the Mayor. It can also be a first step on a political ladder and Tenbury Town councillors have gone on the sit on district and county councils.

Elections for Parish, Town and District Councils are on Thursday, May 2.