ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR VILLAGE?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN PITSTONE PARISH COUNCIL?
We currently have 3 vacant seats on the parish council. At the 6 May 2021 election 1 seat remained unappointed (for which we can co-opt). 2 candidates that were offered seats (Dr Frearson and Mrs Stoddart) have been unable to take up their posts due to unforeseen changes in personal circumstances (for which we can co-opt if 10 electors do not request a by-election within 14 working days, see attached notices). Therefore, there are 3 remaining positions available on the parish council.
Each member will serve a four-year term of office with the parish council, until the next election.
As a member of the parish council, you also automatically become a trustee to two local charities.
Initial information about the role of parish councillors, and charity trustees, is available on our website www.pitstone.co.uk.
If you are interested in joining us, have plenty of spare time (an average of 3 hours per week) to volunteer (councillors receive no wages or allowances), and are passionate about the village we live in, please contact the parish council for a full information pack as soon as possible to ensure you have plenty of time to read through all the materials.
Applications for co-option should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of:
THURSDAY 17 JUNE 2021
If no by-election has been called, the parish council will arrange interviews and seek to appoint 3 individuals to fill all 3 vacancies at the next full council meeting on Thursday 24 June 2021.
If a by-election has been called, the parish council will seek to appoint 1 individual to fill the initial seat at the next full council meeting on Thursday 24 June 2021 and the remaining 2 seats will be filled by local election (dates will be confirmed by Buckinghamshire Council in due course).
If you are interested in calling for a by-election, please see the information in the attached two notices and replicated below:
PITSTONE PARISH COUNCIL
Local Government Act 1972- Sections 87 and 89
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Councillors Dr Frearson and Mrs Stoddart (who were unable to take up their elected posts due to a change in personal circumstances) two casual vacancies have arisen in the Office of Parish Councillor for Pitstone Parish Council.
If by 14 June 2021 (within 14 days excluding Dies Non after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the vacancies is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Buckinghamshire Council, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, HP6 5AW or via email to email@example.com* by TEN electors for the Parish, then an election will be held to fill the vacancies, otherwise the vacancies will be filled by co-option.
Dated: 24 May 2021
Signed: Laurie Eagling, Parish Clerk
Pitstone Parish Council, 9 Warwick Road, Pitstone, Beds, LU7 9FE
** Residents of the parish who wish to request an election must include their names, addressses and a signature and if using the email address we recommend a scanned copy.