Casual Vacancy on Town Council

Hayle Town Council Co-option of Town Councillor

The Town Council currently has ONE vacancy in the North Ward. No request has been received for an election and, therefore, the Town Council invites parishioners to consider offering themselves for co-option. Applicants should read the following criteria before putting themselves forward.

Qualifications

(a) be aged 18 years or over;
(b) be a British citizen, a citizen of the Irish Republic, or a citizen of a member state of the European Union;
(c) be a local government elector of the parish, OR
a person who (i) has, during the whole of the last twelve months, occupied land or premises as owner or tenant in the parish; OR (ii) has during the same period, resided in that area, or within three miles thereof; OR (iii) has, during the same period, had his/her principal or only place of work in that area.

Disqualifications

(a) he/she has, within five years before his/her co-option, or since his/her co-option, been convicted of crime, and has had passed upon him/her a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of not less than three months without the option of a fine; OR
(b) he/she has been adjudged bankrupt, or made a composition or arrangement with his creditors; OR
(c) he/she holds any paid office or employment (other than the office of Chairman or Vice-Chairman) the appointment to which is made or confirmed by the parish council; OR
(d) he/she is disqualified under the provisions relating to corrupt or illegal practices (LGA 1972, s80(1), as amended by LGFA, 1982).

CANDIDATES FOR CO-OPTION should write to the Clerk to the Council at Hayle Community Centre, 58 Queensway, Hayle, TR27 4NX, briefly describing reasons for their interest, by no later than noon on Monday 30 October 2017. Candidates will be invited to attend an interview on the evening of Wednesday 8 November 2017. Potential candidates wishing further information should also contact the Clerk to the Council at the above address, by email to townclerk@hayletowncouncil.net or telephone 01736 755005.

ELEANOR GIGGAL, CLERK TO THE COUNCIL
October 2017

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