councillors are a waste of space. you only hear at election time
Okaaay. My view has always been the election is for me to present myself to the ward so they know who I am, after that it is the job of the residents to seek me out if they need assistance.
It’s not a full time job, it’s a volunteer role with an allowance that doesn’t come anywhere near compensating for the amount of time and grief received.
It’s very rewarding however. You should try it. There is an awareness session coming up in November: http://www.woking.gov.uk/news?item=00005450F2F4.C0A801BA.000063C7.0004 I suspect most people couldn’t be a councillor even if they wanted to be.