We offer a range of guides, workbooks and other resources to help you to find out more about how you can make a difference in your community.


  • Worksheets: see how you would handle life as a councillor
  • E-learning modules: quick and interactive way to find out more
  • Guidebook: all the basics on what councils and councillors do, the skills you can bring, training and support, and contact details
  • Handling intimidation: being a councillor is a responsibility, a privilege and a hugely rewarding undertaking, but we are also aware that the growth in public intimidation is putting people off becoming a local councillor. This guide is not designed to alarm, but to suggest steps you and the council can take to protect yourself and respond should an incident occur.

For councils: