Neston residents have a not-to-be-missed chance to play an historic role on the town’s new council.
The 18-seat council, serving an electorate of more than 12,500, has a budget for 2009/10 approaching £120,000.
It covers the Neston, Parkgate, Little Neston and Riverside wards and Ness.
Legally a parish council, it has already changed its name to Neston Town Council on the grounds Neston is "a very old market town".
The move, put forward by Cllr Tom Marlow and seconded by Cllr Abdul Jilani, was agreed at the council’s inaugural meeting. Councillors also voted in former borough mayor Cllr Moira Andrews as chairman.
It is seeking a councillor for Riverside ward to complete its first ever team as it begins its work.
Residents age 18 and over who are interested in joining the new authority can apply to be considered.
They should contact the council’s interim administrative officer, Pauline English, at 25A Hinderton Road, Neston, CH64 9PE or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday July 17.
The council is hoping to appoint the new councillor at its meeting on Tuesday, July 21.