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12 May 2017
NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY TO BE FILLED BY CO-OPTION

FISHBURN PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY TO BE FILLED BY CO-OPTION

1. ONE vacancy has occurred on the above named Parish Council.

The Parish Council has eleven “seats” and ten were filled at the election (i.e. ten councillors were elected). The Council can fill the vacancy by co-option without the need to advertise the vacancy within 35 working days of the election - until 23rd June 2017.

2. NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to Rule 8 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rule 1986 the Council will fill the one casual vacancy by co-option.

Public elections cannot be held until May 2021 but for the interim period election to the aforesaid Council will be voted for by the present sitting number of councillors. 

3. Applicants must be a British subject, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union and 18 years or older on the day they become nominated for election. Provided the person also satisfies at least ONE of the following they may apply:

The applicant's name must appear on the current register of local government electors for the parish, or the applicant should during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date have resided in or within 4.8km (three miles) of the parish, or the applicant has during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish.

You cannot stand for election if you are subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order; have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine; you work for the council you want to become a councillor for (but you can work for other local authorities, including the principal authorities that represent the same area).

4. Written expressions of interest from persons wishing to serve as a parish councillor need to be submitted in writing to the Clerk to the Council at the address given below no later than 5.00 p.m. Friday 2nd June 2017.  Candidates will be invited to attend the Parish Council meeting to be held on Thursday 8th June 2017 to meet members and to give a short presentation (3 or 4 minutes) on why they would like to be a parish councillor and what they feel they can offer to the community. If the number of candidates exceeds the number of vacancies (i.e. one) the vacancy will be filled by a separate vote or series of votes.

5. Telephone: 07788 111729

e-mail: fishburnparishcouncil@hotmail.com

Website: www.fishburnparishcouncil.org.uk

Clerk to Fishburn Parish Council

Date: 12th May 2017