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LINTON ON OUSE

PARISH COUNCIL VACANCIES

LINTON ON OUSE PARISH COUNCIL CURRENTLY HAS THREE VACANCIES FOR COUNCILLORS.  AN ELECTION HAS NOT BEEN REQUESTED, AND THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL THEREFORE NOW PROCEED TO FILL THE SEATS BY THE CO-OPTION OF PEOPLE ELIGIBLE FOR COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP.

We wish to invite community minded people, over the age of 18 who live within this area (or within a 3 mile radius) to apply to join our team of dedicated and committed Councillors. This is an unpaid voluntary position.

THE PERSON MUST BE QUALIFIED BY VIRTUE OF BEING A BRITISH OR COMMONWEALTH CITIZEN, CITIZEN OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND OR EUROPEAN UNION CITIZEN, 18 OR OVER AND IS:

(a) Registered as a local government elector for the parish; and/or who has;

(b) During the whole of the twelve months preceding the appointment occupied as

owner or tenant land or other premises in the town; and/or his/her

(c) Principal or only place of work during those twelve months has been in the town;

and/or has;

(d) During those twelve months resided in the town or within 4.8 kilometres of it;

And is not disqualified from holding office by reason of any disqualification set out in

Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARISH COUNCILLOR PLEASE SET OUT YOUR REASONS IN WRITING AND FORWARD THESE TO THE PARISH CLERK AT:

lintonparishcouncil@outlook.com

or by post to:

Parish Council Clerk, Sunnyside, Shipton by Beningbrough, York, YO30 1AL

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN

9AM ON WEDNESDAY, 4th JULY 2019.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION BEFORE APPLYING PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK AS ABOVE.

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING – 14TH MAY 2019

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on the 14th May, 2019 at the Village Hall at 7.15.  The Annual Parish Meeting is not a Council meeting, but rather is a meeting of local government electors registered for the area for which it is held (i.e. the residents of Linton). It is entirely separate from the Annual Meeting, although held on the same evening. The meeting acts as an annual democratic point of communication enabling the Parish Council to explain what it has been doing over the last year and providing an opportunity for the electors to have their say on anything they consider is important  to the people of the Parish.  The Annual Meeting will follow the APM.

All residents are welcome.

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor please join us at the meeting to have a chat with our current councillors.

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A COUNCILLOR FOR LINTON ON OUSE?

If you think you might be interested in supporting your community by becoming a Councillor please contact the Parish Council Clerk at lintonparishcouncil@outlook.com.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF NOMINATION PAPERS: 4PM, 3RD APRIL

ELECTION DATE: 2ND MAY (FOR ANY CONTESTED SEATS)

Two casual vacancy seats are available.

Linton Parish Council meet in the Village Hall generally on the second Tuesday of each month for a Full Council meeting. The District and County Councillors attend the meetings when possible.

  • Application forms are available to complete and submit directly to Hambleton District Council before 3rd April 2019 – you will need a proposer and seconder for your application.
  • All of your details will be published by HDC and will be in the public domain.
  • To qualify as a candidate a person must, on both the day of nomination and the day of the election, be 18 years of age and a British or Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or a citizen of another Member State of the European Union.
  • In addition, the candidate must also meet at least one of the following four qualifications, again both on the day they are nominated and on polling day:
    (a) be registered as a local government elector within the parish; or
    (b) have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises during the previous
    twelve months within the parish; or
    (c) his/her principal or only place of work during the previous twelve months has been in
    the area of the parish1; or
    (d) have resided within the parish or within 4.8 kilometres (three miles) thereof during the previous twelve months.

For information about becoming a Councillor please download the information booklet via Hambleton’s website: https://www.hambleton.gov.uk/downloads/file/4536/becoming_a_parish_councillor_2019