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Get involved in your community with Local Democracy Week
Only 11 per cent of Hertfordshire residents know who their local county councillor is according to the annual Hertfordshire resident survey carried out between April and July.
Hertfordshire County Council is hoping to change this during Local Democracy Week - which runs from October 14 to October 20 and aims to get people involved with their community and decision-making. This year’s theme is "Active citizenship: voting, sharing, participating."
County councillors will be visiting local schools to speak to young people about the role of the councillor and to help them understand how local democracy works. They will also be ensuring that they learn more about the issues that young people face and their aspirations.
Hertfordshire County Council delivers a wide range of county-wide services, including education, social services for adults and children, highways, libraries, waste disposal, fire service and public health.
Every four years, 77 local county councillors are elected to represent residents’ views, deal with local problems, and make decisions that affect people across the whole county. Each county councillor has a £10,000 Members Locality Budget to spend on local projects each year.
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