Notice of Vacancy for Parish Councillor
Following the resignation of one of our Councillors a vacancy in the office of Parish Councillor for West Chiltington Parish Council exists.
In order to apply for the vacant position, you should complete an application form which can be obtained here or from firstname.lastname@example.org or The Parish Office, Church Street, West Chiltington, RH20 2JW, this will confirm that you are eligible to stand for co-option and include a short statement explaining the reasons why you wish to become a parish councillor. The statement will then be circulated to all councillors prior to the next meeting.
Eligibility is explained in the following document http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/141798/Part-1-Can-you-stand-for-election-P-and-C.pdf
Your application should reach the Parish Clerk three clear working days prior to the next Council meeting, which are held on the second Tuesday of every month.
If there is more than one applicant, voting shall be via an exhaustive vote and all applicants present will be invited to speak for up to 3 minutes at the meeting prior to the vote in accordance with the council’s co-option policy.