Notice of Casual Vacancy
There is a second Casual Vacancy on the parish council.
The above notice will be displayed for a minimum of 14 days.
Upon the expiry of the 14 days which the notice of vacancy has been displayed, the parish council may co-opt to fill a casual vacancy IF the Vale’s returning officer has not received ten requests for an election.
QUALIFICATIONS TO BE A COUNCILLOR
A person is qualified to be elected and to be a councillor if they are a British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen and on the relevant day (that is, the day of nomination or election) they are 18 or over. In addition, the person must meet at least one of the following criteria:
(1) On the relevant day and thereafter they continue to be on the electoral register for the parish, or
(2) During the whole of the twelve months before that day they have owned or tenanted land or premises in the parish, or
(3) During the whole of the twelve months before that day their principal or only place of work has been in the parish, or
(4) During the whole of the twelve months before that day they have resided in the parish or within three miles of it. Except for qualification (1), these qualifications then continue for the full term of office, until the next ordinary elections. Certain people are disqualified from standing, and these include paid officers (including the clerks) of the council, bankrupts and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment.
If you are interested in becoming a councillor please contact the clerk.