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Volunteers needed to help run Wirral's new constituency committees
People who want a say in how their community operates can nominate themselves for an important new role as a member of Wirral’s constituency committees.
If appointed they will soon be making important decisions about the future of their area and working with partner organisations to set priorities and solve local problems.
The new committees will replace the present 11 area forums, which are to be disbanded.
Three of Wirral’s four new constituency committees - in Wallasey, Wirral West and Wirral South - are currently appointing community representatives. Birkenhead will follow later this year.
Selection panels will be made up of councillors, constituency managers and officers from Community Action Wirral.
A Wirral Council spokesman said: “Wirral’s new neighbourhood working approach brings organisations such as the local authority, police, health groups, businesses, and community and voluntary organisations together, to tackle issues at source, focussing resources at the specific needs of individual areas.
“By focusing on early intervention on problems such as crime, anti-social behaviour, health and supporting families, the organisations and individuals involved can really make a difference.”
Wallasey has six seats available on the new committees; Wirral South and Wirral West each have five.
To apply people should be aged 16 or over, and have the time to devote to the role.
Full training and support will be given. Further details are in the nomination packs which can be obtained from Annette Roberts, Voluntary and Community Action Wirral 220-224 Liscard Road, Liscard, Wallasey Wirral, CH44 5TN, telephone: 0151 353 9700.
Applications should be returned no later than Friday, September 20.
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