Vacancies

NOTICE OF COUNCILLOR VACANCY

 

One vacancy has arisen at Brixham Town Council following the recent resignation of one of its Councillors. Brixham Town Council is keen to co-opt a new member and has produced these documents to help with the application process.

Eligibility of Candidates

The Town Council can consider any person to fill a vacancy provided that:

he/she is an elector for the parish; or

has resided in the parish for the past twelve months or rented/tenanted land in the parish; or

had his/her principal place of work in the parish; or

has lived within three miles (direct) of the parish.

There are certain disqualifications for election, of which the main are (Local Government Act 1972):

holding a paid office under the local authority;

bankruptcy;

having been sentenced to a term of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) of not less than three months, without the option of a fine during the five years preceding the election; and

being disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practices.

Deadline

All candidates must return the completed application form to Mrs T Hallett, Town Clerk, Brixham Town Council, Town Hall, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA or info@brixhamtowncouncil.gov.uk by 12 noon on Friday 28th May 2021.

Please do not submit any paperwork other than the forms supplied by Brixham Town Council

 Co-Option Application Pack 2021

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