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NOTICE OF VACANCY – TOWN COUNCILLOR

Middleham has 7 Town Councillors.  Following the recent elections, 6 of the previous Councillors were nominated and reappointed with effect from 9 May.  Accordingly, there is a vacancy for a new Councillor.  If you would like to be considered, you are invited to send a written expression of interest to the Town Clerk’s office (either by letter or email to office@middlehamtowncouncil.co.uk) by midday on Wednesday 15 June 2022.  The vacancy will be filled by co-option at the council meeting to be held at 6.30pm on Wednesday 22 June 2022.  Each candidate will be invited to say a few words about themselves at that meeting, which will be held at the Key Centre.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be 18 years old or over; and
  • be an elector for the parish; or
  • have resided in the parish for the past twelve months or rented/tenanted land in the parish; or
  • had your principal place of work in the parish; or
  • have lived within three miles (direct) of the parish.

There are potential disqualifications relating to bankruptcy restriction orders, criminal convictions and having been imprisoned.  This does not necessarily render a candidate ineligible however Council needs to be aware.

If you are unsure what being a councillor involves, a job description is available from the Clerk.  If you wish to discuss the role and the co-option process, please speak to any Councillor or the Clerk.

David Keep, Town Clerk

Middleham Town Council, Middleham Key Centre, Park Lane, Middleham, DL8 4RA

Email: office@middlehamtowncouncil.co.uk