Vacancy on north forum

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PUBLIC-SPIRITED people are being offered the chance to prove just how much they care about their town and make a difference.

Hartlepool Borough Council has one vacancy for a resident representative to sit on the town's North Neighbourhood Consultative Forum.

Anyone interested must be over 18, live in the north of the town and be on the electoral register.

If there is more than one nomination a ballot will take place at Throston Grange Community Centre on Wednesday, February 16, at 1.30pm prior to the next forum meeting.

There are three forums in the town covering the north, centre and south, and they meet every eight weeks and give local people the opportunity to raise issues and discuss matters of concern affecting their local area.

Each forum is made up of a number of councillors and residents.

Denise Ogden, the council's assistant director of neigbourhood services, said: "Resident representatives have played a major role within the forums since they were established in 2002, acting as a link between the forums and local neighbourhoods.

"This is a great opportunity for someone to make a real difference to their local neighbourhood and make things happen."

For a nomination form, contact the council on (01429) 523388 or 523017.

Nomination forms must be returned no later than noon on Friday, January 28.