Surlingham Parish Council Invite Applicants for Co-option to the Parish Council


CASUAL VACANCY

The Parish Council invite expressions of interest from those interested in being co-opted to the Parish Council.

Due to the continuing covid 19 restrictions Councillors will meet via zoom to consider the applications and the appointment will be made prior to the Parish Council meeting on 17 November 2020.

If you would like to apply and meet the eligibility criteria below, please send your details and supporting information to Janet Rogers Clerk, 1 Broadfields Way, Rockland St Mary, NR14 7HJ or email surlinghampc@outlook.com.

Closing date for applications Friday 6 November 2020

Qualifications to be a Councillor

A person is qualified to be elected and to be a councillor if they are a British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen and on the 17 November 2020, they are 18 or over.

In addition, the person must meet at least one of the following criteria;

(1) on the 17 November 2020 and thereafter they continue to be on the electoral register for the parish, or

(2) during the whole of the twelve months before 17 November 2020 they have owned or tenanted land or premises in the parish, or

(3) during the whole of the twelve months before 17 November 2020 their principal or only place of work has been in the parish, or

(4) during the whole of the twelve months before that day 17 November 2020 they have resided in the parish or within three miles of it. 

Except for qualification (1), these qualifications then continue for the full 4 year term of office, until the next ordinary elections (May 2023). 

Certain people are disqualified from standing, and these include paid officers (including the Clerks) of the council, bankrupts and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment

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