There are a number of ways you can help out in your local community. First and foremost, you could ask to be co-opted onto your local council. The council currently comprises nine councillors, rather than the thirteen it should have. The role of a councillor can be both challenging and rewarding. If you are interested in becoming a Councillor and want to know more, please click here.
If you have decided the council is not for you (and it does not suit all people), then why not think about volunteering in your local community? There are a number of ways you can do this.
i. Look at local groups with common interests to yourself. These could include local Women’s groups, the Loose Gardeners’ Society, the Loose Area History Society, Loose Neighbours, Loose Amenities Association or the Loose Swiss Scouts.
ii. Become a general volunteer with the parish council’s ‘Events’ or ‘Neighbourhood Plan’ Committees.
iii.Offer to help at local events.