NESTON residents have a 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 Neston, Parkgate, Little Neston and Riverside wards and Ness.
Legally a parish council, it has already changed its name to Neston Town Council because Neston is ‘a very old market town’.
The move, proposed by Cllr Tom Barlow and seconded by Cllr Abdul Jilani, was agreed at the inaugural meeting.
Councillors voted in former borough mayor Cllr Moira Andrews as chairman with Cllr Andy Williams as vice chairman.
It is seeking a councillor for Riverside ward to complete its first team.
Residents aged 18 and over can apply to be considered.
They should contact the council’s interim administrative officer, Pauline English, at 25A Hinderton Road, Neston, CH64 9PE or email email@example.com by Friday, July 17.
The council is hoping to appoint the new councillor at its meeting on Tuesday, July 21.