Notice of Casual Vacancies

Notice of Casual Vacancies

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that two casual vacancies have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish Council following the resignation of Cllr Gary Ratcliffe and Cllr Ann Richards.
Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.
The rule allows for ten local government electors for the Wroughton Parish to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancies. That request must be made within fourteen days. The fourteen day notice period ends on 24 May 2021.
If a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy.
If a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time period 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.
This notice is dated the 5th Day of May 2021.