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    Posted on March 24th, 2015 andy No comments

    Think BIG!biglogoBuckfastleigh Independents Group is seeking to get a number of people to stand for election as Buckfastleigh Town Councillors at the elections on May 7 2015 under the BIG banner.

    We want to ensure that an actual election takes place that gives the people of Buckfastleigh an opportunity to vote for those people they want to represent them on the town council. We think this is important because there hasn’t been an opportunity to actually vote for our council representatives for very many years. Maybe for decades.
    We are currently actively seeking candidates to stand with us for election. We are not a political party and are not looking for people who necessarily share the same views and opinions about issues in the town. Instead, we are looking for people who share the same beliefs about the way things should operate and who are happy working to the following guiding principles:

    big groupLOCAL DEMOCRACY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

    • Ensure that a democratic election is held to appoint Buckfastleigh Town Councillors.
    • Introduce as much transparency and openness in to the system as possible; limiting private meetings, providing easy access to agenda, minutes and decision making, and improving public involvement and consultation.
    • Take time to listen to the views of the people of our town and act on what they say.
    • Create new ways of working that rethink the role of the council in supporting local youth, arts, elderly, education, employment and voluntary sectors.

    THINK BIG

    • Be proud of our town, its history and its future.
    • Ensure that the best interests of our town are the driving factors behind any decision.
    • Be ambitious about what can be achieved and adopt a “can do” approach.
    • Develop creative alliances to make Buckfastleigh a cleaner, greener and more vibrant place to be.
    • Promote our town better so that residents, visitors and tourists are aware of all it has to offer.
    • Get things done.

    Anyone wishing to stand for election as a Town Councillor should email electoralservices@teignbridge.gov.uk and ask for a nomination pack for Buckfastleigh Town Council.

    If you are interested in standing with other BIG candidates, we will be holding a meeting shortly to agree who will stand, help people complete the nomination forms and discuss ideas about our campaign and ways of working.

    Checkout the facebook page here:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Buckfastleigh-Independents-Group-think-BIG-act-local

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