WALLINGFORD Town Council is appealing to locals to put themselves forward to join the organisation, ahead of elections in May.

It is also looking to 'co-opt' a volunteer to fill a vacant position between now and the local elections.

Councillor Lee Upcraft, who is also the Town Mayor, said: "The Town Council has responsibility for maintaining a number of assets in the best interest of the people of Wallingford, and of supporting activities which maintain and grow a healthy community.

"Whilst the 'big issues' are dealt with by the District and County councils, as a 'statutory' consultee on many issues, the Town Council has the ability to influence the more senior bodies, and we work to ensure that our interests are taken in to account by the higher tiers of local and national government."

He continued: "In the two short years that I have been on the council I’ve learnt a great deal and made many new friends. It’s been a great honour to represent and serve Wallingford."

The council says it wants 'enthusiastic, committed and caring people with a diverse range of skills and interests'.

Any interested volunteers can email the clerk on townclerk@wallingfordtowncouncil.gov.uk, visit the offices at 9 St. Martins Street or come to the next meeting on December 3.