CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL

Cranbrook Ward

Notice of Casual Vacancy

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (SEC. 87(2))

9th June 2022

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the CRANBROOK Ward.

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.

Could this be you?

  • Do you have time or expertise which could benefit your community?
  • Do you want to make a difference to all those around you?
  • Are you concerned about your local area?
  • Do you want to represent the views of local people?
  • Do you want to be involved in shaping the future of the community?

If you are interested and want to find out more about being a parish councillor, contact the Clerk.

Written expressions of interest from persons wishing to serve as a councillor need to be submitted (by post or email) to the Clerk of the Council by 1st July 2022. Final selection will be by vote at the Parish Council Meeting to be held on the 14thJuly 2022.

                                        Clerk to Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Parish Council

ELIGABILITY

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. 

Printed and Published by the Clerk to Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Parish Council, The Old Fire Station, Stone Street, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3HF – Tel: 01580 713112, email: clerk@cranbrookandsissinghurstpc.co.uk

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