Do we need a new Parish Councillor in Packington ?
Casual Vacancy – call for election BEFORE Friday 31st March 2017
A recent resignation of one of our 6 Parish Councillors gives an opportunity to elect a new councillor to serve on our Parish Council. Could this be YOU?
The 6-member council controls a tax-precept budget of £25,000, plus grants from a solar farm fund, and two village charities. Planning applications for the village are first scrutinised by the parish councillors. The council employs a clerk, meets once a month on the first Tuesday, and holds an Annual meeting – next on Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 7:15pm.
The resignation leaves a vacancy, which YOU might fill if 10 electors call for an election; if not, the parish council can co-opt an elector to serve with them, and that could be YOU as well, if you make your wish known.
At the recent Big Breakfast gathering, many villagers had no idea who were their councillors. Meanwhile, several said they would like to have someone who is NOT elderly and NOT male to sit on our Parish Council, and perhaps bring a fresh viewpoint to this important body. How do YOU feel?
Note that none of our present councillors was elected – they filled the vacancies in May 2015 without challenge. YOU may receive the same privilege..
You can learn more about our Parish Council on their website (alas, old technology, it may not work well on your phone). Below is the official notice of Vacancy, and you can download the form calling for an election. You can contact our helpful Parish Clerk:
Mrs Karen Edwards, Clerk to the Parish Council
23 Brittany Avenue, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2QY
Tel: 07936 359949 Send email