Notice is hereby given that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Byford Parish following the resignation of Penelope Ann Redshaw.
Rule 5 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006, provides that on a casual vacancy occurring in the office of Parish councillor, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if within fourteen days* after the date of this notice (ie no later than Thursday 12th October 2017) has been given in accordance with section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, notice in writing of a request for such an election has been given to the proper officer of the council of the district within which the Parish is situate by TEN electors for the Parish.
If a request for an election is not received by the above deadline then Bishopstone Group Parish Council will co-opt a person to fill the vacancy as soon as practicable in accordance with the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 1986.
If there is an election, it will take place not later than Thursday 14th December 2017.
The proper officer is Alistair Neil, Chief Executive, Herefordshire Council, Electoral Services, Town Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PJ.
Clerk to Bishopstone Group Parish Council
Dated: Friday, 22nd September 2017
- In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or bank or public holidays or any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disgarded.