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Vacancy for a Councillor

Tickton Parish Council currently has one Councillor vacancy by Co-option. 
 
Councillor Co-option Application Form
 

To apply for the vacancy please complete and return your application form to the clerk by 4:00 pm Friday, 30 April 2021.

If you require any further information on the role of the Councillor or on the process, please contact the clerk 

 info@ticktonandrouth.org.uk or call 07563 155 095.
 
 
 

Being a parish councillor can be a very rewarding and interesting experience and helps you to give something back to the community you live in. It enables you to work alongside likeminded people, share ideas, discuss projects, and have a very real input into decisions concerning the parish and the continuing development of the community. You really can make a difference to your community by becoming a parish councillor.

The opportunity to stand is open to almost anyone over the age of eighteen, who is an elector of this parish, or someone who during the last 12 months has worked or owned land on the parish, or someone who lives within three miles of the parish boundary. These qualifications are in addition to the general conditions that apply to all candidates for election.  There are some other criteria that would disqualify a person from serving such as bankruptcy or conviction of corrupt or illegal practices. Elections for parish councils are held every four years and you can stand for election by obtaining a nomination paper from East Riding of Yorkshire Council. It is also possible to be co-opted onto the Council. If a vacancy occurs between elections a person can apply to fill that vacancy.

Notices of casual vacancies are posted on parish notice boards and electors have 14 working days from the date of the notice to claim an election. If no election is claimed the parish council may fill the vacancy by co-option.

As a Member of Tickton & Routh Parish Council you would need to be available to attend monthly meetings of the full council.  These are normally held on a Monday evening. In addition, you need to be a team player and have the time to study documents and reports and occasionally to represent the Council at meetings concerning our community.