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Town and Parish Council Vacancies

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If a seat becomes vacant on a Parish or Town Council, the clerk is required to give public notice of the vacancy.  In order to trigger an election, ten or more electors for the electoral area need to submit a request, in writing, and within fourteen working days of the date of the notice.  The request or requests must be sent to the Proper Officer of the District Council.  If sufficient requests are received the Returning Officer will fix the date of the election which must be within sixty days of the date of the notice of vacancy.  If sufficient requests have not been received by the due date, the Council is allowed to make their own arrangements to fill the vacancy by co-option.

In accordance with Section 89(3) of the Local Government Act 1972, where the vacancy occurs within six months before the day on which the councillor whose office is vacant would regularly have retired, an election shall not be held under Section 89 (1) of the above Act, and the vacancy will be filled at the next ordinary election of councillors.

The Parish Council may choose to fill the vacancy for the period until that election.

Please contact the Town/Parish Clerk in the first instance.

 

PARISH/TOWN VACANCIES TO BE FILLED BY ELECTION

Bideford North Ward of Bideford Town Council - Election to be held 2 May 2024 

Statement of Persons Nominated:  SOPN & Notice of Poll (PDF) [67KB]

Notice of Election can be viewed here:  Notice of Election - Bideford North Ward (PDF) [187KB] (opens in new tab)

Parish Election Timetable can be viewed here:  Parish Election Timetable - Bideford North Ward (PDF) [39KB] (opens in new tab)

 

CURRENT TOWN AND PARISH VACANCIES

Buckland Brewer Parish Council
One
Vacancy
Resignation of Councillor Jane Lowe
Deadline: 18 May 2024
Contact for more information:  Parish Clerk - Jo Miles - clerk@bucklandbrewer.org.uk
Notice of Vacancy can be viewed here:  Notice of Vacancy - Buckland Brewer - Cllr Jane Lowe (PDF) [9KB] (opens in new tab)

 

Halwill Parish Council
One
Vacancy
Resignation of Councillor Roger Livermore
Deadline: 12 April 2024
Contact for more information:  Parish Clerk - Don Osborne - halwill.parish.clerk@hotmail.co.uk
Notice of Vacancy can be viewed here:  Notice of Vacancy - Halwill Parish Council (PDF) [9KB] (opens in new tab)

Great Torrington Commons Conservators - Notice of Election [9th May 2024 if contested]

Torridge District Council election office administer the election process on behalf of the Commons Conservators.

FIFTEEN VACANCIES
Contact: 01805 462463 Kim Jenkins - Clerk.  Nomination Papers also available from Elections Department, Torridge District Council - 01237 428739
Deadline: 12.30pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024. 

Nomination Papers must be delivered to Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford EX39 2QG.

Notice of Election can be viewed here:  Notice of Election - Great Torrington Common Conservators (PDF) [12KB] (opens in new tab)

 

Parish Vacancies to be filled by Co-option

Please contact the relevant Town/Parish Clerk direct for more information.

Holsworthy Town Council
One
Vacancy
Resignation of Councillor Sarah Stroud
Deadline: 15 February 2024
Contact for more information:  Town Clerk - Mrs V Saunders - holsworthytowncouncil.gov.uk
OUTCOME: CO-OPTION

Sheepwash Parish Council
One
Vacancy
Resignation of Councillor Paul Wheeler
Deadline: 13 February 2024
Contact for more information:  Selina Woollacott - Clerk - clerk@sheepwashparishcouncil.co.uk
OUTCOME:  CO-OPTION BY PARISH COUNCIL

Sutcombe Parish Council
One
Vacancy
Resignation of Councillor John Daniels
Deadline: 19 October 2023
Contact for more information:  Parish Clerk - Lorraine Buttery - sutcombe.pc@btinternet.com
Notice of Vacancy can be viewed here:  Notice of Vacancy - Sutcombe (PDF) [55KB] (opens in new tab)
OUTCOME - CO-OPTION BY PARISH COUNCIL

Frithelstock Parish Council
One
Vacancy
Resignation of Councillor Sarah Conner
Deadline: 9 October 2023
Contact for more information:  Parish Clerk - Kate Graddock - frithelstockpc@gmail.com
OUTCOME - CO-OPTION BY PARISH COUNCIL

Clovelly Parish Council
One Vacancy
Resignation of Councillor Stephen Perham
Deadline: 3 October 2023
Contact for more information:  Parish Clerk - Sue Squire - clovellypc@gmail.com
OUTCOME - CO-OPTION BY PARISH COUNCIL

St Giles on the Heath Parish Council
One Vacancy
Resignation of Councillor Lorraine Pugh
Deadline: 3 October 2023
Contact for more information:  Parish Clerk - Kayleigh Walker - stgilesparishcouncil@btinternet.com
OUTCOME - CO-OPTION BY PARISH COUNCIL

Frithelstock Parish Council
One Vacancy
Resignation of Councillor Terry Warrington
Deadline: 21 September 2023
Contact for more information:  Parish Clerk - Kate Graddock - frithelstockpc@gmail.com
OUTCOME - CO-OPTION BY PARISH COUNCIL

Frithelstock Parish Council
One Vacancy
Resignation of Councillor Michael Baker
Deadline: 21 September 2023
Contact for more information:  Parish Clerk - Kate Graddock - frithelstockpc@gmail.com
OUTCOME - CO-OPTION BY PARISH COUNCIL

 

 

 

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