UTTOXETER RURAL PARISH COUNCIL
NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY – (Local Elections Parishes and Communities 1986)
Mr Andy O’Brien, Returning Officer, East Staffordshire Borough Council has advised Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council that they may co-opt a member (Councillor) onto the Parish Council and below are details on how to apply. Date of Notice 10.09.2021
Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council meets 10 times per year, on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm, except August and January. The Council normally meets in either Stramshall or Bramshall venues. However Covid restrictions means that meetings are currently being held in Bramshall within the meeting area, St Lawrence Church, Church Croft, Bramshall, ST14 5BQ
The Parish Council normally has 9 Councillors.
The Parish Council is the first tier of local government and has a number of powers and duties.
Please read the minutes on our website, so that you gain an understanding of the Parish Council. You will see that the Councillors are involved in a number of projects and would welcome any resident, who qualifies, (see criteria below), to join them to ensure that the parish council can fully serve the residents of the parish.
The legal criteria are set out below:
The Council may co-opt any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to service provided they are a British Citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union and are neither the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order or have, within five years before the day of the notice, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.
Provided the person also satisfies at least one of the following they may apply.
1. They are registered as a local government elector for the parish
2. They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner/tenant any land or premises within the Parish
3. Their principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been within the parish
4. They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km of it
5. They must also be 18yrs or older on the day they apply.
Please be advised that access to the internet/computer and skills in email, Word and Excel are essential to carry out the duties of Councillor.
Please visit the Council website, to familiarise yourself with the policies, plus note the dates of the meetings, as attendance is a requirement to all meetings in order to conduct the business of the Council.
It is suggested that you read the minutes and policies for the Council, which can be found on the website, before applying for the role. https://uttoxeterruralparishcouncil.org.uk/parish-council/documents
The Parish Council main website is https://uttoxeterruralparishcouncil.org.uk/
How to apply and the process:
If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please apply to the Clerk by email firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the 8th October 2021.
In the first instance could you provide your name, address, time lived at the address, confirmation that you meet the legal criteria (see list above) and a brief outline of your vision for the community of the parish and how you could contribute to the parish council.
The Councillors would encourage you, but not essential, to attend at least one meeting before applying, the date of the next meeting is Tuesday 5th October 2021 at St Lawrence Church Meeting Area, Church Lane, Bramshall, ST14 5BQ starting at 7.30pm – Covid Guidelines for the Church will be adhered too.
The applications will be considered by Councillors in the November meeting with a view to confirming co-option at that meeting. (Venue of meeting to be confirmed in October meeting, due to Covid Guidelines)
The Council look forward to receiving your application before 8th October 2021.
Mrs VRE Gibson, Parish Clerk. email@example.com Date: 14th September 2021
Notice From ESBC below
Notice to Co-Opt – Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council 14.09.2021