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.
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.