ESSINGTON PARISH COUNCIL 11th March 2022
Three casual vacancies have become available for the office of Parish Councillor for the Central Ward area of the Parish of Essington, for co-option of a person eligible for Council membership. That person must be qualified by virtue of being a British or Commonwealth Citizen, citizen of the Republic of Ireland or European Union citizen, who has attained the age of 18 years and is:
a) Registered as a local government elector for the parish; and/or who has
b) During the whole of the twelve months preceding the appointment occupied as owner or tenant land or other premises in the parish.
c) Principal or only place of work during those twelve months has been in the parish.
d) During those twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 kilometres of it; and is not disqualified from holding office by reason of any disqualification set out in Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972.
If you believe you have the qualities, enthusiasm and spare time to dedicate as a Councillor on a voluntary basis to Central Ward and would like to be considered for Co-option to the said Vacancy, then please send a written application by email to email@example.com or alternatively to the address below.
Please note that meetings are usually held on Monday evenings which all Councillors are summoned to attend.
Closing date for Applications is Monday 4th April 2022
Essington Parish Council
Essington Community Centre
Vice Chair of EPC Personnel Committee
Member of Essington Pools Sub-Committee
Member of Finance Sub-Committee
How to become a councillor
A parish council is the tier of local authority closest to its community as it elects representatives from within that community. Parish councils are democracy on your doorstep. Anyone can stand as a candidate provided they meet the qualification requirements or you can find out more by contacting the local borough electoral services department.
You should be:
- Aged over 18.
- A British, Commonwealth citizen, or Euro-national citizen (who is a registered elector)
- Resident for 12 months prior to the day of election – either in the parish or within 3 miles of the boundary.
- Occupied land or premises for 12 months as owner or tenant – either in the parish or within 3 miles of the boundary
- Had a principal place of work – either in the parish or within 3 miles of the boundary.
You cannot become a councillor if:
- You hold a paid office with the council.
- If you are subject to a bankruptcy restrictions order or an interim order creates disqualification which dates from the judgement or execution and generally ends one year after the relevant order is made.
- If you have within five years before the election or since election been convicted in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man of any offence and been sentenced to not less than three months imprisonment (whether suspended or not) without the option of a fine.
- Imprisonment probably includes any type of custodial sentence.
- This disqualification begins when the ordinary period for making an appeal is finally dismissed or abandoned or fails for want of prosecution.
You can get further information from the Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association.