PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS MAY 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS May 2020
NOW POSTPONED TO MAY 2021 - ALTHOUGH A COUNCILLOR MAY NEED TO BE CO-OPTED ON TO THE PARISH COUNCIL TO HAVE THE 13 REQUIRED COUNCILLORS. The Parish Council will advise in due course.
Elections to Wollaston Parish Council will be held on Thursday 07 May 2020. Please email the clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org for a nomination pack. Applications need to be submitted by 08 April 2020.
Councillors meet once a month, usually the third Thursday, to discuss issues which have been placed on an agreed agenda. There are many working parties you can become a member of such as, Planning, Highways & Environment, Cemetery, Footpaths, Street Lighting, Playing Field & Parks Management Committee, Community Safety, Village Hall Representative, Youth Project and Finances & Staff. There is something for everyone and you will have the opportunity to guide the future of your village, making it a better place for all residents to live.
So if you want to be a part of the decision making in your village and you can think, listen and act locally apply today. There is free training available to assist you in your role as a Councillor and the opportunity to attend seminars, meetings and road shows to help with your decision making.
http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-a... There are nomination papers contained within this pack you can print off. The Borough Council will be collecting the nomination papers which you must hand in by hand, in person. It is advisable to call the Borough Council and meet with the election department to have your papers looked through for any errors as you will need to complete a fresh pack. Any papers handed in without being checked and have errors may not be included. The papers can be looked at from 30 March to 08 April 10am to 4pm.
Your papers must be handed in by Wednesday 08 April by 4pm sharp! Anything later WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO RUN FOR ELECTION.
The nomination of poll is available on 09th April with an election taking place if there is a contested result, more than 13 candidates. The statement of Nomination is available on 29th April with the declaration of results due on 11 May. The Parish Council will meet on Thursday 21 May to elect a Chair, Vice Chair, the working parties and committee for the playing field.