Councillor Vacancies - Closing Date for Applications Extended

Councillor Vacancies - Closing Date for Applications Extended

9th of October, 2020

Astley Village Parish Council has two vacancies for a Parish Councillor, which will be filled by co-option.

Any person wishing to serve as a Councillor should write to the Parish Council via the Parish Clerk whose contact details are below, giving details and information about themselves, background and why they wish to become a Parish Councillor.

To qualify, the applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be 18 years of age and;
  • appear on the current register of the Voters List; or
  • during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date have resided in or within three miles of the parish; or
  • during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date have occupied within the parish their only place of work.

Applicants must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor (further information is available by contacting the (Parish Clerk)



Applicants will be invited to attend the meeting of the Parish Council at which the appointments will be made. The meeting will take place virtually using Zoom Video Conferencing at which the co-option process will be carried out. Your application will not be considered if you do not attend the meeting.

At the meeting, applicants will have the opportunity to meet with existing Parish Councillors and will be invited to make a brief  five minute presentation on why they would like to become a Parish Councillor, disclose any relevant experience and what they consider they can offer to the community in the period prior to elections taking place in May 2023.

In the event that there is more than one applicant for each vacancy, the Parish Council will conduct amongst themselves a simple election to determine the successful candidate. This will involve a vote with the candidate with the fewest votes withdrawing and further votes taken until a single candidate receives an overall majority.

If you require any further information, please contact the Clerk to the Council at any of the addresses contained within the notice.

If there is anything you wish to discuss before submitting your application, please contact the Parish Clerk.