Original Article Date: 21st April 2021
I am writing to advise you that there will be a parish council by-election held on Thursday 3rd June 2021.
There is currently one councillor vacancy. If you are interested in standing for the position of councillor and would like to know more about the work and commitment involved, please contact the clerk, Julie O’Donnell firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The official Notice of Election will be published on Tuesday 27th April 2021. Nominations may then be formally submitted by candidates (via booked appointment) between Wednesday 28th April and 4pm on Thursday 6th May 2021 to Wealden District Council.
For Candidates’ Guide and Nomination Papers please email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and state a) how many packs you would like and b) a postal address for them to be sent to. You can also download nomination papers from the Electoral Commission web site (Parish council elections in England | Electoral Commission), but please read all the relevant guidance before completing your papers.
Chiddingly Parish Council
21st April 2021
The Parish Council is the first tier of Local Government representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs wherever possible. We work closely with many local groups and organisations as well as with Wealden District Council, East Sussex County Council and other agencies.
To qualify for membership of the Council under one of the provisions of S 79 of the Local Government Act 1972, i.e.,
a) you are on the electoral register for the Parish;
b) you have owned or rented land in the Parish for twelve months;
c) you have worked in the Parish for twelve months; or
d) you have lived in the Parish or within three miles/4.8 kilometres of the Parish boundary for twelve months.
e) In addition you should be a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of another Member State of the European Community and have attained the age of 18.