KNIGHTON ON TEME PARISH COUNCIL
NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (Section 87(2))
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Parish Councillor for the Lindridge Ward of the Parish of Knighton on Teme following the resignation of Councillor Mr Robert Higginson
Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.
The rule 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 23rd September, 2020.
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 Office, Malvern Hills District Council, The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AF and his telephone number for further guidance is (01684) 862200.
This notice is dated 3rd day of September, 2020
Mrs Karen Yates
Clerk to the Council
* 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 …”. 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