FISHBURN PARISH COUNCIL
NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY TO BE FILLED BY CO-OPTION
ONE vacancy has occurred on the above named Parish Council due to the resignation of one member.
The Returning Officer at Durham County Council has confirmed that the regulation 10 requests from electors to call an election has not been fulfilled and the Council can now fill the one casual vacancy by co-option.
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to Rule 8 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rule 1986 the Council will fill the 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.
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).
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, 7th June, 2019. Candidates may be invited to attend the Parish Council meeting to be held on Thursday, 13th June, 2019 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.
Telephone: 07788 111729
Clerk to Fishburn Parish Council
Date: 9th May 2019