DAWLEY HAMLETS PARISH COUNCIL
NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (Section 87(2))
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Dawley Hamlets Ward of the Parish of Dawley Hamlets following the resignation on 17th April 2018 of Councillor Cathy Salter.
Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.
The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish [ward] in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill 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 21st May 2018.
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 Returning Officer’s address is Electoral Services Office, Telford and Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT and his telephone number for further guidance is (01952) 383210.
This notice is dated 30th day of April 2018
Kathy Ewence Clerk to the Council
* There is no form of words for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as “We the undersigned being electors for the [Ward of] … Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the [death][resignation] of …”. 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.
For those of us who like to know the facts and figures, I have published on our website the official Declaration of Results from both of last week’s by-elections.
The results of the by-election held yesterday for the two vacancies are as as follows:
Aqueduct Ward: Robert Wennington (Labour)
Dawley Hamlets Ward: David Hopkins
We welcome Cllrs. Wennington and Hopkins to the Parish Council and look forward to working with them.
Aqueduct Ward – Statement of Persons Nominated
Dawley Hamlets Ward – Statement of Persons Nominated.
The following elections have been called for, with the successful completion of at least 10 named electors:
- Parish of Dawley Hamlets – Aqueduct Ward
- Parish of Dawley Hamlets – Dawley Hamlets Ward
Nomination packs for prospective candidates will be available for collection from the Borough Council Offices from Thursday 20th October 2016 onwards.
Now that the count has been completed, details of all Members of the Parish Council can be found here;
Due to the time it took to undertake the count for the Borough Council elections, the count for the Parish Councils will not now take place until Monday 11th.
I will post the results as soon as I an able to but int he mean time, I have embedded the Borough Council’s Twitter link into this post as it is my understanding that the results will be posted first to their Twitter account.
[Link to Twitter removed 15/05/2015 as it is no longer relevant]
The Count for the Aqueduct Ward of the Parish will take place on Friday 8th May 2015 at TCAT Sports Hall, TCAT, Haybridge Road, Wellington, Telford TF1 2NP
Please note that the start time will be approximately 2pm and an estimated end time of approximately 6-7pm (but these times cannot be guaranteed).
[Link to Twitter removed 15/05/ 2015 as it is no longer relevant]
The Parish of Dawley Hamlets is divided into two Wards, Dawley Hamlets Ward and Aqueduct Ward. There will be no election for the Dawley Hamlets Ward (it is uncontested) so Cllrs. Beryl Onions, Mike Phillips and Cathy Salter are elected to the Council. The Aqueduct Ward will be subjected to an election and details of the candidates can be found here: http://www.telford.gov.uk/downloads/file/2698/dawley_hamlets_aqueduct
This coming May will not only see national elections for a new government but there will also be local elections to select members for the numerous Parish Councils throughout the Borough of Telford & Wrekin and the Parish of Dawley Hamlets will be no exception. If you feel that you would like to serve your local community and you qualify for election as a Councillor then full details can be obtained from:
Electoral Services Team
Telford & Wrekin Council
White Chapel Way
Telephone: 01952 383202