Get involved - become a co-opted member

What is a co-opted member?

A co-opted member is a member of the public aged 18 or over, who lives or works in Wakefield District.

We appoint co-opted members based on their skills and knowledge, in areas that are beneficial to our work.

They serve on committees and use their skills to help to:

  • hold decision makers to account
  • develop and review policies
  • question officers about performance and quality of services
  • reflect the voice of local people

They can review public services already in place, and future plans to change them. With the aim to bring benefits to the residents and workers in the district.

Their input is valued and can influence our governance future decisions and service improvements.

Being a co-opted member at Wakefield Council

As a co-opted member, you can be a member of one of the standing committees:

Being a co-opted member involves:

  • attending regular daytime meetings
  • examining different issues relating to the terms of reference of the committee
  • site visits

Co-opted members serve for three years.

Interested in becoming a co-opted member?

Contact Us

Overview and Scrutiny Office County Hall Wakefield WF1 2QW

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