Notice of casual vacancy for a Parish Councillor to be filled 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 for a Parish Councillor by co-option. The council may co-opt any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to serve provided they are a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and are neither the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order or have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.

Provided the person also satisfies at least ONE of the following they may apply.
- They are registered as a local government elector for the parish
- They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish
- Their principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish
- They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 3 miles of the parish.
They must also be 18 years or older on the day they become nominated for election.

Written expressions of interest from persons wishing to serve as a councillor need to be submitted to the Clerk of the council at the following address by Wednesday 27th June 2018 saying why you would like to be a parish councillor and what you think you would bring to the council. Applicants will then be invited to speak to the Council for up to 3 minutes at the next parish council meeting beginning at 7.30 on Monday 2nd July following which the successful candidate will be chosen by a show of hands.

Steve Bradbury (Parish Clerk)
63 Thrupp Close, Castlethorpe, Milton Keynes MK19 7PL
Tel:01908 317928 Email: clerk.castlethorpe@gmail.com

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