casual vacancy has occurred in the Office of Councillor for Whittington Parish
Council following the resignation on 25th September 2019 of
Councillor Jenny Pritchard
Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and
Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.
allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish
in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold
an election to fill the vacancy.* That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance
with the rules,** of the date of this notice. The fourteen-day period ends on Tuesday
15th October 2019.
What if a
request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?
of the above Rules will apply. The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable
after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the
If you are
interested in becoming a councillor, please get in touch with the parish clerk
using the contact details below.
Returning Officer’s address is: Electoral Services, Shropshire Council, The
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND. The telephone number
for further guidance is 0345 678 9015.
is dated Wednesday 25th September
Mrs Amy Jones
Hawthorn Cottage, Porthywaen, Oswestry, SY10 8LX
T: 01691 829571
* There is no form of words for this request, which might
simply be a letter headed with such words as “We the undersigned being electors
for the [Ward of] … Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising
from the [death][resignation] of …”. A template entitled “Request for an
Election” is available to download from Shropshire Council’s website –
http://www.shropshire.gov.uk – under “Current Council Vacancies”. It is helpful if the
ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses.
** In calculating the notice period, day one is the day
following the date of this notice; a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas
Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or
mourning shall be disregarded, and the period closes at midnight on the
fourteenth day after the date of this notice. Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections
(Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.