NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

PARISH OF BOROUGHBRIDGE WARD OF BOROUGHBRIDGE PARISH

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that due to the resignation of Cllr Graham Archer, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

No election has been called so this vacancy can now be filled by co-option.

 Information about the role of a Parish Councillor can be found in the Good Councillor’s Gide, available online via the link below:

The Good Councillor's Guide 

Application forms can be obtained from the council office at 1 Hall Square or by clicking on the link below:

Application form for co-option to Boroughbridge Town Council

 

 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;
b) bankruptcy;
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.

Return application form to:
Helen Heavisides
1 Hall Square, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire YO51 9AN

Or by email: info@boroughbridge.org