Further Information

Brendon & Countisbury Parish Council.
Clerk@brendonandcountisburyparishcouncil.org.uk
CO-OPTION ONTO PARISH COUNCIL
Following the resignation of one of the Parish Councillors there is now a vacancy for co-option onto the Parish Council which comprises of up to 7 Councillors.
Apply by writing a short letter to the Parish Council Chair at clerk@brendonandcountisburyparishcouncil.org.uk, giving reasons why you would like to be co-opted onto the Council.
For more information about becoming a Parish Councillor, please speak to an existing Parish Councillor or the Parish Clerk. Thank you.
Qualifications for Candidature
To be qualified to be elected a member of a parish council a person must be 21 years of age or over, and a British subject or citizen of the Republic of Ireland, and either: -
(i) be a local government elector of the parish, or
(ii) have during the whole of the twelve months preceding the day on which he is nominated as a candidate occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish; or
(iii) his principal or only place of work in the twelve months preceding the day on which he is nominated as a candidate have been in the area of the parish; or
(iv) have resided either in the parish or within 3 miles thereof during the whole of the 12 months preceding the day on which he is nominated as a candidate.
There are certain disqualifications for election, of which the main are: -
(a) holding a paid office under the local authority;
(b) bankruptcy;
(c) 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
(d) being disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practices.
Parish Councillors:
Chair, Astra Fletcher,
Susan Adams, Lucy Farthing, Wendy Floyd, Angela Percival, Geraldine Woolacott.
Parish Clerk: Vanessa Hunt.

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