Notice of vacancy
Due to resignation of a councillor, there is currently a vacancy on the parish council.
If you are interested in becoming a councillor or learning more about the role, please contact the clerk.
The vacancy may be filled by co-option if no election is requested by 15th December.
QUALIFICATIONS TO BE A COUNCILLOR
A person is qualified to be a councillor if they are a British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen and they are 18 or over. In addition, the person must meet at least one of the following criteria:
(1) They are on the electoral register for the parish, or
(2) During the whole of the twelve months before the day of an election or co-option 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.