Parish Council – Two Casual Vacancies


The Parish Council invite expressions of interest from those interested in being co-opted to the Parish Council. The appointments will be made at the Parish Council meeting on 16 November 2021.

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

Closing date for applications Friday 5 November 2021

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 16 November 2021, they are 18 or over.

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

(1) on the 16 November 2021 and thereafter they continue to be on the electoral register for the parish, or

(2) during the whole of the twelve months before 16 November 2021 they have owned or tenanted land or premises in the parish, or

(3) during the whole of the twelve months before 16 November 2021 their principal or only place of work has been in the parish, or

(4) during the whole of the twelve months before that day 16 November 2021 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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