Casual vacancy for Parish councillor

Due to a resignation we currently have a Casual vacancy for a Parish councillor.

The required notices have already been served and the 14 day notice period has now elapsed so we are looking to fill the vacancy through co-option.

Eligibility For Office

To qualify for election, or co-option, as a Parish Councillor, and to hold such an office, an applicant must be:

A British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of any other member State of the European Union and on the relevant day (that is, the day of nomination or election) have reached 18 years of age or over. In addition, they must meet at least one of these four qualifications.

  • On the relevant day and thereafter they continue to be on the electoral register for the parish, or
  • During the whole of the twelve months before that day they have owned or tenanted land or premises in the parish, or
  • During the whole of the twelve months before that day their principal or only place of work has been in the parish, or
  • During the whole of the twelve months before that day they have resided in the parish or within 4.8km (3 miles) of the parish boundary.

Disqualification

You may be disqualified from standing for election, or co-option, if you are employed by the council, have had bankruptcy restriction orders made against you or have a previous criminal conviction with a prison sentence of three months or more, and for some other reasons.

Applying for a Casual Vacancy

If you are interested in applying to be co-opted onto the Parish Council please contact the clerk in writing.

Parish Council Meeting, April 2018 – Agenda

Details of the business to be transacted at the Parish Council meeting is set out in the agenda.

March 2018 Parish Council Meeting – Draft Minutes

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting – Monday 19th March 2018.

The draft minutes of the March 2018 Parish Council Meeting are available here.

These draft minutes will be approved at the next parish council meeting and become full minutes.

February 2018 Parish Council Meeting – Approved Minutes

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting – Monday 19th February 2018.

The approved minutes of the February 2018 Parish Council Meeting are available here.

Notice of meeting – April 2018

Members of the public and press are invited to address the parish council during the Public Participation agenda item, subject to the limitations noted here, at the meeting to be held Monday 16th April 2018. The Old School, Blacktoft.

Details of the business to be transacted at the Parish Council meeting will be available seven days before.

New Environment Agency Floodline Number

We have been advised by the Environment Agency that the Floodline telephone number 0845 988 1188 is being deactivated on 1 April 2018 with only 0345 988 1188 being available.

Any calls made to the 0845 from the beginning of April will receive a recorded message asking them to redial the 0345 version.  This message will remain in place until October 2018 after which any calls to the 0845 number will reach a dead line.

Parish Council Meeting, March 2018 – Agenda

Details of the business to be transacted at the Parish Council meeting is set out in the agenda.

February 2018 Parish Council Meeting – Draft Minutes

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting – Monday 19th February 2018.

The draft minutes of the February 2018 Parish Council Meeting are available here.

These draft minutes will be approved at the next parish council meeting and become full minutes.

January 2018 Parish Council Meeting – Approved Minutes

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting – Monday 18th January 2018.

The approved minutes of the January 2018 Parish Council Meeting are available here.

Notice of meeting – March 2018

Members of the public and press are invited to address the parish council during the Public Participation agenda item, subject to the limitations noted here, at the meeting to be held Monday 19th March 2018. The Old School, Blacktoft.

Details of the business to be transacted at the Parish Council meeting will be available seven days before.

Parish Council Meeting, February 2018 – Agenda

Details of the business to be transacted at the Parish Council meeting is set out in the agenda.

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