Outside of an election year, for any Councillor vacancy there is a two-stage process. First, a Notice of Vacancy is posted giving the local electorate an opportunity to call for an election to this position. At least 10 electors from the ward in which the vacancy arises will need to contact the Monitoring Officer to call for the election.
Should an election not be called for, then the vacancy can go to advert for co-option.
Here is a link to the necessary papers should you wish to apply for a vacancy: Co-option Policy and Application Form
Should you wish to be considered for election or co-option and have questions about the role, please speak to the Town Clerk on 01889 574074 or email: Email to Town Clerk
The decision for an election lies with the electorate for that ward. The decision for co-option lies with the sitting Town Councillors.
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