Casual Vacancy for Councillor

Weston Longville Parish Council is looking to co-opt a new parish councillor to fill a vacancy.   This is an exciting time to join and we would love to hear from you if you fit the following criteria and would like to make a real difference in your community.    Please email the parish clerk ([email protected]) with a paragraph about yourself by Friday 3 September 2021 to put your name forward. Co-option will take place at the meeting on Monday 13 September 2021.

You should consider becoming a parish or town councillor if:

  • You would like to do something positive for your community
  • You would like to spend your time productively
  • You can think, listen and act locally

To become a councillor, you must satisfy the following criteria on the day you are co-opted:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a British citizen, a qualifying citizen of a Commonwealth country, a citizen of the Irish Republic, or a citizen of another member state of the European Union

You must also meet at least one of the four following qualifications on the day you are co-opted:

  • be registered as a local government elector for the local authority area in which you are standing
  • have occupied as an owner or a tenant any land or premises in the local authority area in which you are standing during the whole of the 12 months before the day you are nominated
  • have had your main or only place of work during the last 12 months in the local authority area in which you are standing
  • have lived in the local authority area in which you are standing during the whole of the last 12 months

 

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