PUBLIC NOTICE OF VACANCIES
s.87(2) OF THE Local Government Act 1972 (the 1972 Act) requires a local council to give public notice of casual vacancies, to ensure transparency and attract more candidates.
The public notice given by the council invites application for candidates who satisfy (1) the eligibility for being a councillor and (ii) the competencies listed in the person specification.
NOTICE OF CO-OPTION
CHIPPING CAMPDEN TOWN COUNCIL WILL BE CO-OPTING FOR A CASUAL VACANCY AT THE OCTOBER MEETING OF THE TOWN COUNCIL ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 8th 2019
A person co-opted to fill a casual vacancy on a Parish Council must fulfil the same criteria as a person being formally nominated for a candidate at an election. The person must either be on the 2019 Register of Electors for Chipping Campden and/or during the previous 12 months prior to appointment by co-option, either have occupied as owner or tenant any land or premises in the parish, or had their principal or only place of work in the parish, or have resided either in the parish or within 3 miles of the parish boundary.
The person should also not be disqualified for election under Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972. Broadly, this relates to holding a paid office under the Town Council, bankruptcy, having been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 3 months without the option of a fine during the 5 years preceding the co-option, or being disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practices.
Any interested persons are asked to contact the Clerk – Mrs Joanna Harrigan in the first instance for an application form.