HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING A PARISH COUNCILLOR?
There is currently a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. The Official Notice regarding co-option is below. If you would like to find out more please either contact the Parish Clerk by e-mail or telephone, or contact any of your Parish Councillors, whose contact details can be found under "Councillors" in the tab on the left . Alternatively print off and complete the application form. Unfortunately the form cannot be completed on line but must be printed off, completed and then either sent by post or scanned and e-mailed to the Clerk. We look forward to hearing from you.
NOTICE OF CO-OPTION
MORETON BOBBINGWORTH AND THE LAVERS PARISH COUNCIL WILL BE CO-OPTING FOR A CASUAL VACANCY AT THE NEXT MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL ON 10TH SEPTEMBER 2019
A person co-opted to fill a casual vacancy on a Parish Council must fulfil the same criteria as a person being formally nominated for a candidate at an election. The person must either be on the 2019 Register of Electors for Moreton Bobbingworth And The Lavers and/or during the previous 12 months prior to appointment by co-option, either have occupied as owner or tenant any land or premises in the parish, or had their principal or only place of work in the parish, or have resided either in the parish or within 3 miles of the parish boundary.
The person should also not be disqualified for election under Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972. Broadly, this relates to holding a paid office under the Town Council, bankruptcy, having been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 3 months without the option of a fine during the 5 years preceding the co-option, or being disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practices