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Casual vacancies – update

Welcome to new Parish Councillors

The Parish Council is very pleased to announce that 3 of the existing casual vacancies have now been filled by co-option at the October Council meeting. Your new parish councillors are Graeme Barrett, Christine Jones, and Mervyn Eyles, and we will be updating the Parish Councillor page of our website with their information and contact details shortly. In the meantime, we wish them all a very warm welcome to the Parish Council.

Current vacancies

Following the resignation of Cllr Bob Edwards, the Parish Council would like to wish Bob all the very best for the future and thank you for your commitment to the Parish Council over the years. This now means there are 2 casual vacancies remaining at Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council.

Cllr Bob Edwards vacancy – In 14-day notice period.

Local electors may choose to request a by-election to fill this seat until  29.10.2020. Please see Casual Vacancy notice below for more information.

Cllr Andrea Hall – No by-election called, so seat can be filled by co-option.

The Parish Council is inviting applications from any suitably qualified person who wishes to join the Parish Council, and applications must be received by 5pm on Tues 27th October. The Council will consider all applications at the next meeting on 3rd November. If you are interested in potentially joining the Parish Council, please feel free to contact the clerk for an informal chat. The Good Councillors Guide below is also a great introduction to what being a councillor involves, and how you can help your community.

Three seats open to co-option on the Parish Council

We have now received confirmation that no election has been called for the vacancies left by Cllr Pinner and Cllr Sanders Royle so the Parish Council hopes to co-opt for these two vacancies (plus the vacancy left by Cllr Harrison) at the next Parish Council meeting on 6th October. If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please email a completed application to the clerk by 5pm Monday 5th October.

Any seats that remain unfilled after the October meeting will be carried over to the November meeting.