Vacancy for Councillor
We are looking for a Councillor to join Boroughbridge Town Council to help support our Communities and make our unique and special Town an even better place to live and work. The Council is forward thinking with a “can do” approach and being a Councillor can deliver substantial enjoyment and sense of achievement.
If you are interested then please complete the Application Form and Eligibility Form, print the completed forms and send them back by e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Tuesday 9th March or they can be returned by post or by hand to the Council Office addressed to: The Town Clerk, Boroughbridge Town Council, 1 Hall Square, Boroughbridge YO51 9AN
Information about the role of a Parish Councillor can be found in the Good Councillor’s Guide, available online via the link below:
PARISH COUNCIL QUALIFICATIONS FOR CANDIDATURE
To qualify as a candidate a person must be 18 years of age and a Commonwealth citizen, citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of another Member State of the European Community and either:
a) be registered as a local government elector within the Parish; or
b) have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises during the previous twelve months with the Parish; or
c) his/her principal or only place of work during the previous twelve months has been in the area of the Parish; or
d) have resided within the Parish or within 3 miles thereof during the previous twelve months. (The ‘previous twelve months’ means the whole of the twelve months preceding the day on which he/she is nominated as a candidate).
There are certain disqualifications for election and holding office as a member of a local authority. They are contained in Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government Act 1985. The main disqualifications are as shown below.
a) holding a paid office under the local authority;
c) having been sentenced to a term of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) of not less than three months without the option of a fine, during the five years preceding the election;
d) being disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practices.