Councillor vacancy

Notice of vacancy in office of councillor

Parish of Sandford St Martin

Notice is hereby given

Pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Clive Hill, formerly a Member of the above named Parish Council, has ceased to be a Member of the Parish Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Parish.

If, within 14 days (in computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded) after the date of this notice (ie no later than 03 November 2020) a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made to the Head of Paid Service, West Oxfordshire District Council, Woodgreen, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 1NB by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is requested, it will be scheduled for 06 May 2021.  This is in accordance with the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus At 2020.  However an election could be scheduled for an earlier date or within such period as may be specified in any further regulations made under the Act.  The date of the poll will be specified in the notice of election published by the Returning Officer.

Dated: Wednesday 14 October 2020

Mrs A Ogilvie

Clerk to Sandford St Martin Parish Council