The town council is holding an open evening on March 1 from 7.30pm at the council offices in London Road so people can find out more about what the role involves.
On May 5, residents will vote for representatives for all 18 seats on Stroud Town Council.
“Being a town councillor takes just a few hours a month of your time but you can make a valuable impact on the life of this town,” said Stroud Mayor Kevin Cranston.
“Town councillors can be anyone. What unites them is their interest and passion in local issues, their community and people and their willingness to get involved.”
To stand as a candidate for the town council you must be at least 18 years old, be a British, eligible Commonwealth or EU citizen; and have lived and/or worked in the parish area, or lived within three miles of it, for the previous year.
The town council is responsible for the green spaces in Stroud including the cemetery, Lansdown Hall and overseeing grants for community projects. Since 2016-2017 it has awarded £255,000 to groups and organisations in the town.
Click here for profiles of two of our existing councillors who explain why they became councillors and what they enjoy about their roles.
If you are not able to attend the open evening please contact the Town Clerk for more information.