Want to be a councillor? Events planned for Local Democracy Week in Norwich

City Hall Picture: Jo Clarke @JoClarke7

City Hall Picture: Jo Clarke @JoClarke7 - Credit: citizenside.com

People living in Norwich will have a chance to learn about democracy and the life of a local authority this week.

Local Democracy Week begins on Monday and aims to show what goes into decision making in the fine city.

On Wednesday evening, the cabinet - Norwich City Council's main decision-making body - will meet to discuss reports and make decisions on policy.

Become a Councillor sessions will also be available to book during Thursday, when the council's elections manager will be on hand to talk to anyone interested in a life in local politics.

On Friday afternoon, people can tour City Hall, meet the Lord Mayor and talk to councillors.

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Paul Kendrick, cabinet member with responsibility for democratic services, said: 'The whole point of local democracy is to represent the voices of people in the area, so it is vital that residents feel able to take part in whichever way they would like to.'

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The City Hall events are:

• Norwich City Council cabinet meeting - Wednesday, October 11 at 5.30pm

• Become a Councillor sessions - Thursday, October 12

• Doors Open to Democracy - Friday, October 13 from 12.30pm to 3pm

• For more information on the events, or to book, email elections@norwich.gov.uk

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