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Apply to be a Co-opted Member

Do something worthwhile for your local community; apply to be a co-opted member of an overview and scrutiny committee.

Overview and scrutiny committees are made up of councillors and members of the public, who work together to help improve public services. These committees review services already in place, and future plans to change them. They make recommendations to the council and other organisations, bringing real improvements to the people who live and work in the district.

We are looking for volunteers to serve as co-opted members on our overview and scrutiny committees for two years, starting in May 2017.

To become a member, you’ll need to be aged 18 or over, live or work (excluding Wakefield Council employees) in Wakefield District and be able to attend about seven meetings a year.  In return, this interesting and challenging role will give you a unique opportunity to influence how the council and its partners work together to provide their services.

Interested? Then read the following information carefully and return your completed application form to: scrutinycontact@wakefield.gov.uk 

Hurry! The deadline to get your completed form to us is Friday 24 March 2017

Contact us

Overview and Scrutiny Officer

Room 53
County Hall
Wakefield
WF1 2QW

01924 305 957

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