May elections

You must register to vote in the upcoming May elections before Wednesday 17 April. If you cannot attend the elections, you can apply for a postal vote before 5pm on Wednesday 17 April. Find all the key dates on our election news page.


Community Rights

The Community Rights, part of the Localism Act 2011, give you a greater say over how your community develops.

They take power away from central government and put it in the hands of community groups, councils and individuals to give them more opportunities to influence what happens in their local area.