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Vacancy For a Parish Councillor
There are vacancies on Farlam Parish Council and under the Local Government Act 1972 a notice must be published
Postponement of the 14th July Parish Council Meeting
The meeting on the 14th July was not quorate and therefore could not go ahead. It is hoped that it can be arranged for the 28th July 2021 at 1930hrs.
The new date will be published on the notice board and on the site as normal.
Covid 19 restrictions for the 14th July 2021 Parish Council Meeting in the Village Hall.
The risk assessment for the meeting falls in to two parts
Vandalism to Engine Cottage Hallbankgate
Most children in the village are known and if seen vandalising property they could be reported to the police. If it is their first time they may get away with a reprimand
However the damage would have to be paid for by the parents.
Ignoring the state of this building, just to get a glazier out to glaze the door and side panel with safety glass could run into hundreds of £’s. The parents in this case have been very responsible and have voluntarily secured the building with ply.
Another disturbing problem that has been brought to my knowledge is that older children are taking over the play area and swinging the apparatus around and forcing the swings over the bar. The play area is for younger children to enjoy as no doubt these children did when they were younger.
We do not want a nasty accident.
I am sure that, from the information I have been given, it is only a small group of children who are responsible.
Farlam Parish Council Need some more people
Becoming a Parish Councillor
If you are prepared to be a parish councillor please email a few brief details about yourself to the clerk in order that it can circulate it to existing members.
The Clerk….Allison Riddell Email:- email@example.com
The criteria are as follows (where it says nomination take it as co-option)
You must meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
1/ You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards.
2/ You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
3/ Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish area.
4/ You have lived in the parish area of within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
Disqualifications from standing:- There are certain people who are disqualified from being elected to a parish or community council in England and Wales.
You cannot be a candidate if at the time of your co-option, any of the following are true:-
You are employed by the parish council or hold a paid office under the parish/community council (including joint boards or committees).
You are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order.
You have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of three months or more (including a suspended sentence), without the option of a fine, during the five years before polling day.
You have been disqualified under the Representation of the People Act 1983 (which covers corrupt or illegal electoral practices and offences relating to donations) or under the Audit Commission Act 1998.
A person may also be disqualified from election if they have been disqualified from standing for election to a local authority following a decision of the First-tier Tribunal (formerly the Adjudication Panel for England or Wales).