Please find below a resource library for the parish and town council elections in May 2021. Please feel free to use the materials that you think will help with your councillor recruitment campaign. If you have materials you wish to contribute please send them to email@example.com.
Our "Wanted" posters for the 2021 elections. They are provided below in Word format and in A4 and A5 so that you can download the size that works best for you and customise it where indicated with your own council's details.
Social Media Poster
This advertisement has punchy, positive text suitable for village Facebook groups etc.
Social Media Advert (PowerPoint Presentation, 86 Kb)
Social Media Advert
Top Tips For Recruiting Councillors
A list of good ideas, tips and suggestions for recruiting parish and town councillors, plus the opportunity to add your own!
Text for your Web Site
We have produced sample text for your web sites. Feel free to use it all, or just pick out the bits that seem most relevant to you. There's no copyright on this text, so use and edit it however you wish.
Sample web text (Word Document, 31 Kb)
Sample web text
It Takes All Sorts
This publication was commissioned by NALC and the Commission for Rural Communities. It is out of print now (and a bit out of date) but it does include some useful stories and it features two councillors from Northamptonshire!
Put together by our friends at the Lincolnshire Association of Local Councils, here is a somewhat irreverent list of excuses that one might hear from members of the public as to why they don't want to be a councillor. Each one has a reposte!
NALC Make a Change campaign
The Make A Change campaign encourages local councils to engage with as many residents from their community as possible. It will help improve local councils through a variety of experiences, skills and knowledge, and will help councils become representative of their communities.
NALC has produced some resources for your local council to use to help residents stand for election, see below: