Guide Become a District councillor

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6. What support will I get?

Council employees are there to advise on policy and decision making, and to implement the Council's decisions.

A carefully planned induction programme will start and continue after the election to help you work effectively as a councillor if you are elected.  Further training and development will be available to you throughout your time as councillor to help you develop your skills.

The Democratic Services team is on hand to provide support. East Devon District Council achieved Charter Plus accreditation for the Member Development Charter, awarded by South West Councils