COMMUNITY COUNCIL VACANCIES
NOTICE UNDER LOCAL
GOVERNMENT ACT 1972
VACANCIES FOR COUNCILLORS
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that TWO casual vacancies have occurred in the office of Councillor for the MANCOT Ward of the Town/Community of HAWARDEN following the resignations on Monday 8th October 2018 of Alan and Glenys Diskin.
1 Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities)(England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.
2 The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the Community (Mancot) in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy. *That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules ** of the date of this notice. The fourteen-day period ends on 30th October 2018.
3 If no request is made the Community Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.
The Returning Officer’s address is Flintshire County Council, County Hall, Mold, Flintshire CH7 6NR
Dated: 10th October 2018
Clerk and Financial Officer
*There is no form of words for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as “We the undersigned being electors for the [Ward of] Mancot Community, call for an election to fill the vacancy”. It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses.
**In calculating the notice period, day one is the day following the date of this notice; a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded, and the period closes at midnight on the fourteenth day after the date of this notice. Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities)(England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.
Hawarden Community Council was formed in 1985 as the successor Authority to the former Hawarden Parish Council.
The Community Council comprises four electoral wards i.e Aston, Ewloe, Hawarden and Mancot. There are twenty Councillors representing the interests of approximately 13,000 residents.
At the head of the Council is the Chairman, who is elected annually from amongst the serving Councillors.
The Community Council employs staff on a full and part-time basis. The staff work jointly for Broughton and Bretton Community Council. The Council also provides a maintenance service for Shotton Town Council.
The Community Council's Offices are located at 113 The Highway, Hawarden (see 'contact us') but holds its meetings in the Scout Headquarters, Gladstone Playing Fields, 113 The Highway, Hawarden. Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings of the Council and its Committees. The meetings are held at 6.30pm on the second Monday of each month excluding August when the Council is in recess.
Hawarden Community Council - Local Government