A Croxley Green Parish Council councillor has been speaking out about how she became a councillor to advise those who maybe considering the role.
Cllr Emily Benner recently spoke on Times Radio and was a speaker at a National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Make a Change Event about becoming a councillor at the beginning of March.
Emily said that she decided to apply to become a councillor after moving to Croxley and connecting with the village community feel.
She said: “I moved to Croxley Green almost four years and then when I moved here I just thought it had such a nice village feel and I want to be part of something that maintains this
“It’s great to be part of something where you feel like you can give back to the community and its things like you have funding to be actually able to make your ideas reality so if you want to run events or do different things you can do it.
“I had seen loads of good things the council had done at the time and thought I definitely want to be part of this group because they are clearly keeping everyone safe and making sure we have got a lovely village.”
Emily added that she wanted to emphasise that you don’t need to be political to take on the councillor role after she previously conducted work experience at the House of Commons and decided the politics wasn’t for her.
She said: “I’m really not political and that’s the thing. I think everyone thinks that you have to be political
“I’m independent and all the over parish councillors are independent, so we don’t belong to a political party and can truly represent our community.”