Councillor Central Ward Vacancy

ESSINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (Section 87(2))

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Central Ward of the Parish of Essington following the resignation on 3rd July 2021 of Councillor Sam Curtis.

Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the ward 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 10th August 2021

What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?

Rule 5(5) 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 vacancy.

The Returning Officer’s address is:

Electoral Services, South Staffordshire District Council,

Council Offices, Codsall, WV8 1PX

The telephone number for further guidance is 01902 696121.

This notice is dated 21st July 2021

Name, Louise Tipler Acting Clerk to Essington Parish Council