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 Closing date for completed nomination applications - 4pm 4th April 2019

 

 TORRIDGE DISTRICT COUNCIL

NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
WINKLEIGH PARISH COUNCIL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that due to the resignation of Cllr Alan Brown a vacancy has arisen in the office of Parish Councillor for the Winkleigh Parish.
In accordance with Section 89 (3) of the Local Government Act 1972, where the vacancy occurs within six months before the day on which the councillor whose office is vacant would regularly have retired, an election shall not be held under Section 89 (1) of the above Act, and the vacancy will be filled at the next ordinary election of councillors on 2 May 2019.
The Parish Council may choose to fill the vacancy for the period until that election.
Dated 14 March 2019
Jenny Wallace
Returning Officer
Riverbank House
Bideford EX39 2QG

 

 

NOTICE OF VACANCY

IN THE OFFICE OF DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
WINKLEIGH WARD
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
A casual vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor for the above Ward due to the resignation of Councillor Betty Boundy.
In accordance with Section 89 (3) of the Local Government Act 1972, where the vacancy occurs within six months before the day on which the councillor whose office is vacant would regularly have retired, an election shall not be held under Section 89 (1) of the above Act, and the vacancy will be filled at the next ordinary election of councillors on 2 May 2019.
Jenny Wallace Returning Officer
Dated : 19 February 2019
Torridge District Council
Riverbank House BIDEFORD
EX39 2QG

 


MAKE A CHANGE, BECOME A LOCAL COUNCILLOR

Winkleigh Parish Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community to stand in the local elections in 2019.

What do councillors do?

Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.

How long does it take?

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.

Can I stand?

There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:

• A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union

• 18 years of age or older

• Live in an area that is served by a local council

How can I get involved?

Contact Melanie Bickell, Lower Itton, Spreyton EX17 5BB, winkleighpc1@btconnect.com, 01837 89095 to find out more or visit www.nalc.gov.uk/elections


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ABOUT

Do you care about where you live? Are you passionate about your community? If so, you could make a great local councillor. Stand for election and make a local change.


WHAT IS A LOCAL COUNCIL?

Local council is a universal term for community, village, neighbourhood, parish and town councils. They are the first tier of local government and are statutory bodies. They serve communities and are elected by residents. They can raise their own precept (a form of council tax). There are 10,000 local councils in England and 120,000 councillors who serve on these local councils.

WHAT DO LOCAL COUNCILS DO?

Your local council has an overall responsibility for the well-being of your local community. Their work falls into three main categories:

  • Delivery of services
  • Improve the quality of life for residents
  • Give communities a democratic voice

BECOMING A LOCAL COUNCILLOR

As a local councillor, you can become a voice for your community and make a real change. Local councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve.

Local councillors have three main responsibilities:

  • Decision-making
  • Monitoring
  • Getting involved locally

GETTING ELECTED

To stand for election to a local council you must:

  • Be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be an elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary.

FIND OUT MORE

Learn more about becoming a councillor below:


 


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