CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL
Notice of Casual Vacancy
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (SEC. 87(2))
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the SISSINGHURST ward of the Parish of Cranbrook & Sissinghurst following the resignation of Councillor Brian Clifford.
The Returning Officer at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has confirmed that the regulation 10 requests from electors has not been fulfilled and the Council can now fill the 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.
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 co-option, 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 be 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 4.8 km of it 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 within 21 days of the date of this notice. The closing date for the written submission interest is 15th April 2020. Final selection will be by vote at the Parish Council Meeting to be held on the 14th May 2020.
Dated 16th March 2020.
Clerk to Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Parish Council
In computing any period of time for the purposes of this notice a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning, shall be disregarded.
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