Parish Councillor Vacancy; November 2017

COLSTON BASSETT PARISH COUNCIL: VACANCY FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR

Pursuant to the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 1996, the Parish Council has permission to co-opt a person to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Roger Thomason.  This co-option appointment is entirely at the discretion of the Parish Council, provided that the person co-opted is qualified to act as a councillor in accordance with any one of the following conditions:-

(1)          Is a local government elector of the Parish, or

(2)          Has during the whole of the 12 months preceding the day on which he/she is nominated as a prospective councillor, occupied as tenant or owner, any land or other premises in the Parish, or

(3)          His/Her principal or only place of work in the 12 months preceding the day on which he/she is nominated as a councillor has been in the area of the Parish, or

(4)          Has resided either in the Parish or within three miles thereof during the whole of the 12 months preceding the day on which he/she is nominated as a candidate.

Any person interested in taking on this rewarding and varied responsibility on behalf of the local Parishioners is invited to submit a letter of application (in hard copy or via email) to the Parish Clerk on or before  Noon on Friday 1st December 2017.

Parish Council Meetings are held on Monday evenings from 7pm on a loosely six-week cycle, with ad-hoc additional Planning meetings also held on Mondays if so required. Meeting Dates for 2018 have already been set. Informal discussions around the roles and responsibilities of a Parish Councillor can be had in confidence with any of the current Parish Councillors or with the Parish Clerk. Candidates may also be invited to attend a short meeting to discuss their application during the first week of December.

It is hoped to co-opt before the next Council Meeting on 11 December 2017

All applications in confidence to:

Nige Mayglothling, Clerk to Colston Bassett Parish Council

5 Church Gate, Colston Bassett      info@colstonbassettparishcouncil.co.uk               01949 81549