Application for Co-option of Parish Councillors

A vacancy has occurred among members of the Parish Council. Any person willing to fill a vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing by post or email on or before 8th February 2019. Please download the application form (see link below) and complete the personal contact information and write a brief statement about why you would like to be a Parish Councillor.

Your application will be considered by the members at the next Council Meeting to be held on Thursday 14th February 2019. You will be contacted beforehand and invited to meet members to discuss the position.

To be eligible to become a councillor, you must:

  • Be over 18 years of age;
  • Be a British subject, or a citizen of the Irish Republic, a commonwealth country, a UK dependent territory or another country in the European Community;
  • Be an elector for the area in which you would like to stand, or have either owned property, lived or worked in that area throughout the 12 months immediately before you are nominated. (In the case of parish and town council elections, you may be eligible if you lived, worked or owned land within 3 miles or 4.8 km of the boundary of that area);

You cannot stand if you:

  • Are employed by the council;
  • Have been declared bankrupt within the last five years if you have not repaid your debts;
  • Have been convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced to not less than three months imprisonment within the last five years;
  • You hold a politically restricted post for another authority;
  • You have been disqualified under any legislation relating to corrupt or illegal practices.

You do not need any formal qualifications to become a councillor.

Councillor Application Form for Co-Option

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