title="Hinton Charterhouse Parish Council in Somerset"

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   UPDATE - Casual Vacancy will be filled by co-option    14 November, 2019



Chairman:   Mr David Turvey                                           Clerk:    Mr Geoffrey Parkes

                     3 The Batch                                                                   Friary Lodge

                     High Street                                                                    Hinton Charterhouse

                     Hinton Charterhouse                                                     Bath

                     Bath                                                                               BA2 7TE

                     BA2 7ST                                                                        07813 981984

                     01225 722375                                                               01225 723482





  1. There is a vacancy on Hinton Charterhouse Parish Council caused by the resignation of a Councillor.
  1. Notice of the vacancy was given on the 22nd October 2019. No request was made to the B&NES Returning Officer for a by-election. Accordingly the Council intends to fill the vacancy by co- option.
  1. To be eligible to stand as a Councillor applicants must be a British National, European Union or Commonwealth citizen at least 21 years of age, an elector and living within three miles of the Parish for  a minimum of twelve months, or someone with land or a primary place of business in the Parish. Persons who are declared bankrupt or if they have been convicted in the last five years or if they have engaged in corrupt or illegal activities are disqualified from applying.  
  1. Applications for this position must be made in writing stating the relevant skills, knowledge and experience the potential candidate could bring to the role for the  benefit of the local community.
  1. Applications must be submitted to the Parish Clerk at the address given above to arrive no later than 16th December 2019.
  1. Applications will be considered by the Council at its meeting on Tuesday 17th December 2019 which will be held in the Memorial Hall, High Street, Hinton Charterhouse, commencing at 8pm. Applicants should be available for interview at this meeting.
  1. In the event of more than one applicant for the position being received the applications will be considered by the Council and the person appointed will be the one receiving an absolute majority vote of those present and voting in accordance with the procedure set out in the Local Government Act 1972.

                           Mr Geoffrey Parkes

                           Parish Clerk

                           Hinton Charterhouse Parish Council

                           14th November 2019

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