Councillor Vacancy Branston & Mere Parish Council

 

Branston and Mere Parish Council has a vacancy for person to join the Parish Council. This vacancy has arisen due to the retirement of Cllr Dick Newman who has served on the council for many years, providing great public service to our community. We are sad to lose Dick from our team but wish him well for the future and thank him on behalf of his colleagues, friends and parishioners for his service.

 

This creates a vacancy for a person to join the council that can be filled in one of two ways. If 10 or more people write to the Elections Officer at NKDC by March 1st, seeking a formal election to be held then a full election has to be held, involving all councillors.

 

If anyone is interested in joining the council, but do not wish to go through a full election process which would entail a full council election, there is an option called ‘co option’ which means if you have met the criteria to be a councillor and demonstrate why you would like to join, then subject to a brief interview, you can be co opted onto the council in order to fill the vacancy.

If any of you would like any further info, or would like to express an interest in filling the vacancy please send an email to Cllr.richardnaulls@gmail.com, simply containing your name, address, contact phone number and reasons for wanting to join us and I will get in touch.

 

 

Thanks
Richard

What is a Parish Council

A parish council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the parish. It is the level of local government closest to the community, with the district authority (North Kesteven District Council) and the county authority (Lincolnshire County Council) above it in the hierarchy.

Why Become a Councillor

By becoming a parish councillor you become someone your community will look to for help, guidance and support – a community leader with the power to influence decisions for the benefit of the people you serve.

 

Role Parish Councillor
Responsible to All people resident within the Parish
Regular liaison with Other councillors, local authorities, residents
Period of service Four years with possible extension
Salary This is a voluntary position with some expenses able to be paid in certain cases

 

Main purpose

 

Representing the views of all residents within your parish.

 

Secondary purpose

 

  • As part of a local council you will have responsibility for running local services including: open spaces, sports facilities, play areas, village hall, trees, and potentially much more.
  • Deciding on how much to raise through the council tax in order to deliver your council’s services.
  • Influencing and shaping the long term development policy for the parish, and as part of the planning process, comment on planning applications in the parish.
  • Improve the quality of life and the environment in their local area.
  • Working to identify issues which are important to the lives of the residents you represent.
  • Working to bring about improvements through local projects, lobbying other service providers and working in partnership with other parishes and agencies.
Official Notice of Vacancy

NOTICE OF VACANCY

IN OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

PARISH OF BRANSTON AND MERE

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

 

pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 and Rules 5(1) to 5(6) the Local Elections (Parish and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006

that due to the resignation of Dick Newman, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 1 March 2021 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice, in accordance with Rule 5 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006), a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, at the address below, by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held.

Pursuant to Part 2 (6) of the Local Government and Police Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, if an election is called, it will not take place until 6th May 2021, or until such time that the Government brings forward this later date once COVID – 19 rules are lifted.

If no such request is made, the vacancy will be filled through co-option by the Parish Council.

 

Dated 9 February 2021

Ian Fytche

Returning Officer

North Kesteven District Council

Council Offices

Kesteven Street

Sleaford

NG34 7EF

What is a Parish Council

A parish council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the parish. It is the level of local government closest to the community, with the district authority (North Kesteven District Council) and the county authority (Lincolnshire County Council) above it in the hierarchy.

Why Become a Councillor

By becoming a parish councillor you become someone your community will look to for help, guidance and support – a community leader with the power to influence decisions for the benefit of the people you serve.

 

Role Parish Councillor
Responsible to All people resident within the Parish
Regular liaison with Other councillors, local authorities, residents
Period of service Four years with possible extension
Salary This is a voluntary position with some expenses able to be paid in certain cases

 

Main purpose

Representing the views of all residents within your parish.

 

Secondary purpose

  • As part of a local council you will have responsibility for running local services including: open spaces, sports facilites, play areas, village hall, trees, and potentially much more.
  • Deciding on how much to raise through the council tax in order to deliver your council’s services.
  • Influencing and shaping the long term development policy for the parish, and as part of the planning process, comment on planning applications in the parish.
  • Improve the quality of life and the environment in their local area.
  • Working to identify issues which are important to the lives of the residents you represent.
  • Working to bring about improvements through local projects, lobbying other service providers and working in partnership with other parishes and agencies.
Official Notice of Vacancy

NOTICE OF VACANCY

IN OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

PARISH OF BRANSTON AND MERE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 and Rules 5(1) to 5(6) the Local Elections (Parish and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006

that due to the resignation of Dick Newman, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 1 March 2021 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice, in accordance with Rule 5 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006), a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, at the address below, by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held.

Pursuant to Part 2 (6) of the Local Government and Police Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, if an election is called, it will not take place until 6th May 2021, or until such time that the Government brings forward this later date once COVID – 19 rules are lifted.

If no such request is made, the vacancy will be filled through co-option by the Parish Council.

Dated 9 February 2021

Ian Fytche
Returning Officer
North Kesteven District Council
Council Offices
Kesteven Street
Sleaford
NG34 7EF