Town Clerk's Office, Church Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AD

Vacancies

Cllr Doro Russell has resigned from the Town Council due to relocation abroad. There is now a vacancy for a Town Councillor, as detailed below.

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR 

 BLANDFORD FORUM TOWN COUNCIL

LANGTON ST LEONARDS WARD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Cllr Russell has ceased to be a Member of the Town Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Town Council.

If within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 2 October 2020), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is received by the Returning Officer, either by email, elections@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk, or by post, to South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ by TEN electors who are registered in the Town Ward where the vacancy has arisen, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, a poll will be scheduled for 6 May 2021 as a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020.

The Government has indicated that the situation will be kept under review, and if safe to do so, further legislation will be laid that will permit casual vacancy elections and referendums sooner than the 6 May 2021.  If this is the case we will publish a revised notice.

Dated 14 September 2020

Mrs L Scott-Giles 

Clerk to Blandford Forum Town Council

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