No other role gives you the chance to make such a difference to your local community.

There are many positive reasons to be a Councillor. Some or all of the following may apply to you:

  • To make a difference and help shape the future of your local community(ies).
  • You may be concerned about your local area and wanting to ensure the community gets the right services.
  • You want to make sure that the views of local people are heard and considered when decisions are made.
  • You’re not happy with the way your community has been represented and believe you could be a better community champion.
  • You have good ideas for the council and community.
  • You have a particular set of skills which you can bring to the community.
  • To build on other community work through a charity, voluntary group or school governing body
  • To help build Plaid Cymru’s presence in the community and ensure Plaid Cymru locally has the right priorities for your area.

As the Welsh Local Government Association states: being a Councillor can also be a career-enhancing, allowing you to develop leadership and analytical skills and to obtain practical and managerial work experience.

Councillors also receive an allowance for their time. For example, all County Councillors received a basic annual salary in 2019/2020 of £13,868.

If you take on additional responsibilities such as a Committee Chairperson or a Council Cabinet position, you will receive an additional salary.

Whatever your motivation may be, why not register your interest in being a Plaid Cymru Community Champion today?

1. What do Councils do?

2. Town & Community Councils

3. Why be a Councillor?

4. If I express an interest what happens next?

5. Feedback any barriers which may prevent you from becoming a Community Champion.