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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 sufficicent 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.

NOTICES OF ELECTION:

 

Northam Orchard Hill Ward of Northam Town Council - 9 December 2021

ONE Vacancy
Resignation of Councillor Laurence Shelley
Request for Election Deadline: 19 November 2021
Contact Town Clerk:  Jane Mills - townclerk@northamtowncouncil.gov.uk

As 10 signatures have  now been received to request an election to fill this vacancy an election has been scheduled to take place on 9 December 2021.

The NOTICE OF ELECTION can be viewed here: Icon for pdf Notice of Election - Northam Orchard Hill [9.35KB]

STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED:  Icon for pdf Statement of Persons Nominated - Northam Orchard Hill [68.36KB]

NOTICE OF ELECTION AGENTS:  Icon for pdf Notice of Election Agents - Northam Orchard Hill [65.45KB]

NOTICE OF POLL:  Icon for pdf Northam Orchard Hill Notice of Poll [71.29KB]

 

Election Timetable: Icon for pdf Election Timetable - Northam Orchard Hill [40.61KB]

Nomination Pack:   Icon for pdf Nomination Pack - Northam Orchard Hill [241.4KB]

1.  Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Riverbank House, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2QG on any day after the date of this notice but no later than 4pm on Friday, 12th November 2021.

2.  Nomination papers may be obtained from the offices of the Returning Officer, Riverbank House, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2QG, during the times stated above. Please phone 01237 428739 to arrange.

3.  If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 9th December 2021.

Candidate Request for Register:                 Icon for pdf Request for Register Form - Northam Orchard Hill [14.76KB]

Candidate Request for Absent Voter List:  Icon for pdf Request for Absent Voter List - Northam Orchard Hill [50.12KB]

 

 

CURRENT TOWN AND PARISH VACANCIES

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

Welcombe Parish Council 

TWO Vacancies
Resignation of Councillors Richard Bence & Christopher Underwood
Request for Election Deadline: 14 December 2021
Contact Parish Clerk: Lisa Hutchings - welcombepc@gmail.com

Notice of Vacancy can be viewed here:  Icon for pdf Notices of Election - Welcombe Parish Council [55.43KB]

Bridgerule Parish Council 

ONE Vacancy
Resignation of Councillor John Medland
Request for Election Deadline: 6 December 2021
Contact Parish Clerk: Amanda - bridgerulecouncil@outlook.com

Notice of Vacancy can be viewed here:  Icon for pdf Notice of Vacancy - Cllr Medland [56.44KB]

Bridgerule Parish Council 

ONE Vacancy
Resignation of Councillor Clifford Seymour-Smith
Request for Election Deadline: 6 December 2021
Contact Parish Clerk: Amanda - bridgerulecouncil@outlook.com

Notice of Vacancy can be viewed here:  Icon for pdf Notice of Vacancy - Bridgerule - Seymour-Smith [56.18KB]

 

ELECTION RESULTS

Winkleigh Parish Council - 11 November 2021

DECLARATION OF RESULTS OF THE POLL CAN BE VIEWED HERE:   Icon for pdf Declaration of Results - Winkleigh - 9 December 2021 [12.25KB]

We have now received the 10 signatures required to request an election to fill the SIXvacancies left following the resignations of Angela Findlay, Adrian Mercer, Royston Naylor, Tom Radcliffe, Colin Brown and Paul Appleby.

The notice of election will be published on Thursday 7 October with the election being scheduled for Thursday 11 November 2021.

The Notice of Election can be viewed hereIcon for pdf Notice of Election [9.3KB]

The Statement of Persons Nominated can be viewed here: Icon for pdf Statement of Persons Nominated [69.54KB]

The Notice of Poll can be viewed here:  Icon for pdf Notice of Poll - Winkleigh [70.59KB]

 

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