Parish Council


Meetings of Hadstock Parish Council are held in the Village Hall.


Members of the public are invited to attend and may address the Council at the start of Council Meetings.


The following is a list of upcoming meetings. All meetings now start at 7.00pm unless stated otherwise.



26 October 2017


07 December 2017


25 January 2018


08 March 2018






The next meeting fo the Parish Council will be held on:


Thursday 26 October 2017 at the earlier time of 7:00pm




The official Notice and Agenda for the meeting is displayed on the village noticeboard on Linton Road three clear days beforehand and is available to view here under current agenda







A Vacancy still exists on the Parish Council as a result of the resignation of a Parish Councillor.

The Council wishes to fill the vacancy as soon as possible and welcomes applications from interested persons to become a co-opted member of the Council.

Interested persons are therefore invited to submit their request for consideration to become a co-opted member in writing, with a summary about themselves, which may include: reasons for wishing to be a councillor; previous community or council work; any other skills they can bring to the Council, their interests and recent career history. All candidates must also confirm their eligibility for the position of councillor within the statutory rules (see Appendix A attached).

Applications for co-option will be considered by the next suitable meeting of the Council.

Candidates will be expected to make every effort to attend the meeting at which the Parish Council proposes to appoint the co-opted member. Discussion about the applications will take place in Council session without intervention from the candidates or public.

A vote will then be taken by signed ballot and all candidates will be considered.

If there is more than one candidate, the candidate with the least number of votes cast will be deleted and the vote taken again until the number of candidates equals the number of vacancies. The successful candidate/s must have received an absolute majority vote of those present and voting.

The Council reserves the right not to make a co-option.

Candidates will be furnished with a full agenda of the meeting at which they are to be considered for appointment. The successful candidate will be appointed and sign their Declaration of Acceptance of Office and can then act as a councillor in line with normal election procedures.

The Register of Interest will be completed within 28 days and a copy passed on to the monitoring officer at Uttlesford District Council. The newly appointed councillor will be provided with an induction pack to include the Code of Conduct, Standing Orders and Financial Regulations of the Council.

If you would like an informal discussion about the vacancy, please phone me on the number below.                                                        


Sara Beckett

Parish Clerk on behalf of Hadstock Parish Council  

07841 343413 

18 October 2017.



                                                                                      Appendix A

Eligibility for the position of councillor within the statutory rules

Is and continues to be a registered local government elector for the parish


In the whole of the twelve months preceding the day of appointment occupied land or other premises in the parish


In the whole of the twelve months preceding the day of appointment has resided in the parish, or within 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) of it.


In the whole of the twelve months preceding the day of appointment  had their principal or only place of work in the parish

and have no disqualifications such as:

  • holding any appointment with the Parish Council
  • being an adjudged bankrupt (i.e. subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order)
  • been convicted of any offence within the last five years and imprisoned for a period of not less than three months
  • having committed any other electoral or financial corrupt or illegal practices

 The Parish Council has adopted a procedure for the co-option process and you can view it here.