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Vacancy for Blisworth Parish Clerk

Blisworth Parish Council has a vacancy for a parish clerk and responsible finance officer.   Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons, although training will be offered and enthusiasm to learn will be seen as an alternative to formal qualifications. The parish clerk will be responsible for the management and administration of the business and finances of the council.  The role is part time for 50 hours per month.

 

The post includes some evening work and occasional attendance at civic functions (when permitted). The successful applicant would be expected to have, or be prepared to obtain, CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration). He or she must be computer literate, with good communication skills. Friendly and positive outlooks are essential.

 

Applications are to be submitted to the  Chairman, Blisworth Parish Council blisworthparishwilson@gmail.com

 VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

Blisworth Parish/Blisworth & Roade Parish Ward

NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT (1972 (Section 87(2))

 VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

 that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Blisworth following the resignation of Tanya Wells.

Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006 now applies.

The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the ward in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Proper Officer to hold an election to the vacancy.* That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules, **of the date of this notice.  The fourteen-day period ends on 19 October 2021 .

What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?

Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply.  The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.

The Proper Officer’s address is:

Electoral Services, West Northamptonshire Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP.

The telephone number for further guidance is 0300 126 7000 or email: electoralservices@westnorthants.gov.uk

This notice is dated 6 October 2021

Name, Gillian Greaves, Clerk to Blisworth Parish Council

 

 

* There is no form of word for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as ‘We the undersigned being electors of the [Ward of] …. Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the [death][resignation] of *.  A template entitled “Request for an Election” is available from the Parish Clerk.  It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses.

** In calculating the notice period, day one is the day following the date of this notice; a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas day, Good Friday or a bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded, and the period closes at midnight on the fourteenth day after the date of this notice.  Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities)(England and Wales) Rules 2006 now applies.

 

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