BOURNVILLE Village Council are currently seeking new members for their team. Do you fancy joining and really make a difference to your local area? You’ll have the opportunity to be part of amazing events, meet influential people and be part of local history.
The Village Council has been a leading force in supporting residents of Bournville and putting on events to keep the area buzzing for over 100 years. When it was first founded it was solely for the function of organising arguably the biggest event in Bournville, the Village Festival.
The festival has been so popular that it has continued to be put on annually from the days of George Cadbury right up till today. The Council now has invested in many other types of social events, supporting local talent over the West-Midlands, including the Bournville contribution to the Birmingham Jazz Festival.
The council are also a Residents’ Association, providing help and assurance to over 4,000 households it represents. When a resident is in need, the Council is there to give advice. The Council gather once a month at Dame Elizabeth Hall to discuss events and matters of importance to you. On 10th October 2012 the annual public meeting for residents of Bournville will take place.
It’s not all hard work, the council hold two meetings per month, each lasting around 90 minutes with tea, coffee and good company. Not only that, you’ll have the chance to be a part of the Village festival, put forth ideas and experience the fun with your colleagues and neighbours.
The only guidelines for applicants are that you must be at least 18 years old, have lived in the Bournville Village Council area for at least 12 months and are passionate about the role. You’ll need to be able to co-operate with a variety of people and internet access is preferred as a lot of communication is essential to the role.
Tracy Kent, Secretary of the Bournville Village Council said: “The Village Council has the honour of representing the local residents and has done for over one hundred years. We are looking for residents with the passion, drive and commitment to Bournville village and its traditions. Committee members should possess an enthusiasm for village to ensure we keep with tradition whilst bringing the council into the 21st century”.
If you want to take advantage of this opportunity and make a difference then fill out the nomination form. The deadline for the form is Friday 7th September so act quickly if you don’t miss out.
For more information on the role of The Bournville Village Council visit their website.