Working at the Election May 2017.

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Are you registered to vote?
If you are then would you like the opportunity to earn some extra money?

If you have ever voted in an election you will have come across the staff that help throughout the whole day – have you ever considered working at a Polling Station as a Poll Clerk?

Poll Clerks help the Presiding Officer set up polling booths: check and mark each person as they vote; stamp and issue ballot papers to voters, making sure they bear the official mark; ensure that voters cast their votes in secret; answer any questions in a friendly and professional way; show people how to vote; and maintain the secrecy and security of the ballot.

It is a long day, usually from 6.30am until at least 10pm when the voting finishes but you could earn at least £100.  It is worth noting that after two or three years’ experience as a poll clerk you can then apply to be a Presiding Officer which means more money.

Don’t leave it until a week before the election to apply to your local Elections and Registration Office, the positions will probably already be filled.  Give them a call or send an email telling them you are interested.  A training session is offered before Election Day.

If you would like more information please contact Helen at Democratic Services, Warwickshire County Council.

helenbarnsley@warwickshire.gov.uk
01926 412323

Scrutiny – Get involved

Time to get involved…..

Scrutiny is one of the building blocks of local democracy. It holds local leaders to account for the decisions they make, challenges performance, and makes suggestions to improve services.

In July Councillors are going to be considering what they want to scrutinise over the next 12 months. If you want to get involved and send us your ideas, either leave us a comment below or email us at democraticservices@warwickshire.gov.uk

These are the issues we would like to hear your views on:

  • Our communities and individuals are safe and protected from harm and are able to remain independent for longer
  • The health and wellbeing of all in Warwickshire is protected.
  • Our economy is vibrant, residents have access to jobs, training and skills development.
  • Warwickshire’s communities are supported by excellent communications and transport infrastructure.
  • Resources and services are targeted effectively and efficiently whether delivered by the local authority, commissioned or in partnership.
  • The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment – are my needs covered?

It’s not necessary to respond to all of these. Feel free to concentrate on the issues you think are most important, or those you have most to say on.  If you are not sure which issues your suggestion fits within, send it along anyway and we will make sure that suggestions are put forward for consideration.

Deadline

It will help us to receive your suggestions on where you think improvements to services need to be made by our deadline of 30 June 2014.  We look forward to hearing what you have to say!

County Council Meeting – 27th March 2012

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The County Council will be meeting next Tuesday 27th March to debate and discuss the County’s finances; including how we can plan our spending over the next two years and how we can help grow the Coventry and Warwickshire economy and reduce unemployment. The Warwickshire Observatory have today released the latest unemployment figures on their blog, which can be found here.

Here’s what is on the agenda for the meeting next Tuesday:

  • Medium Term Financial Plan
  • Treasury Management Strategy 2012/13
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Growing Places Fund
  • Notice of Motion – Internet Access for Young People in Libraries
  • Allocation of Capital Receipts from Surplus Property Disposals ( this is an exempt report, and won’t be open to the public)

The vast majority meeting is open to the public, and will start at 10.00am at Shire Hall, Warwick.

The papers for the meeting can be downloaded here: Council 27th March 2012

For more information, or if you have any questions, contact martynharris@warwickshire.gov.uk

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