Casual Vacancy for Mellor Parish Council7th of December, 2021
There is a Vacancy for another Councillor to join Mellor Parish Council, following the recent resignation of Mr. Walmsley, who is thanked for his contribution to local life.
What does this mean to you, as a resident? the following is quoted from Ribble Valley Borough Council's website:
"The role of the Parish Councillor
Parish Councils are democratically elected to provide strong, confident leadership at the heart of their communities.
The number of Councillors (or "members") in each Parish Council is fixed by the district council (Ribble Valley Borough Council).
The law prescribes that there shall be at least five councillors in each Parish Council.
Elections to parish/town councils are held every four years.
Where a parish is divided into parish wards, a separate election of parish councillors is held for each ward.
The Local Government Act 1972 (Section 79(1)) establishes who is qualified to be elected and to be a member of a Parish Council. The Parish Clerk will be able to advise further about these requirements."
Are you interested? Do you want to know more? How do you find out?
If so, perhaps you may wish to speak to an existing Councillor and details are on this website. You may also speak to Parish Clerk, who can explain more. Her contact details are also on this website. More information canbe found at https://www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/info/200389/county_town_and_parish_councils/1052/information_on_town_and_parish_councils
However, the Parish Council, its Councillors & staff can explain the role, but may not canvass or seek any preferential treatment for any candidate.
Application forms may be obtained from the Clerk, or any Parish Councillor. These need to be submitted by Friday 14 January 2022.
Parish Council next meets on Thursday 03 February 2022 when it is hoped that the Vacancy may be filled