As a councillor you will meet and work with a wide range of people from all different backgrounds looking to deliver better public services in Wales. A selection of the people you will meet could include:
Residents / Voters
As part of your election campaign you will meet and talk to lots of residents to persuade them to vote for you. You will learn about what is important to them, what changes they want to see in the area and what support you can give them to achieve change.
You will meet a wide range of Councillors in your role. There will be 45 other County Councillors representing Monmouthshire all representing different political ideals. You will also meet County Councillors from other local authorities when representing the Council on outside and regional bodies. There will also be a need to work with Community and Town Councillors that fall within the area you represent.
To see changes made to services you will need to work with a wide range of officers of the Council who have responsibility for those service areas. These can include highways, waste and recycling, street lighting and planning.
In your role as Councillor you will work with a number of local organisations who are looking for assistance. You might look to raise awareness of these organisations and promote them amongst residents or act as a conduit between them and the Council and create links to improve local services. You may also work with a number of regional bodies such as the Cardiff Capital Region, Wye Valley AONB or Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.