Parish Councillor Vacancies and Co-option Process


TWO Councillor Vacancies at Yapton Parish Council

We are looking for new Parish Councillors—could it be you?

Following the resignation of 5 previous parish councillors the Parish Council has filled three of the places by co-option and now has vacancies for two Parish Councillors.

The Parish Council is looking for suitably qualified and talented local people to fill these vacancies as quickly as possible by co-opting up to three new members without the need for a local election. Do you have skills and knowledge that could help our local community? Or just an interest in village life. lf so, you may be just the type of person we need. 

YOU need to be able to give up one evening every other month to attend Parish Council meetings, and in return you will receive the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping your local community. 

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and a British subject or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union and must satisfy at least one of the following:

  1. be a local government elector for the Parish of Yapton
  2. have, during the whole of the previous 12 months, occupied land or other property in the parish, either as owner or tenant
  3. have, during the whole of the previous 12 months, had your principal or only place of work in the parish
  4. have resided in the parish during the whole of the previous 12 months or within 3 miles of it.

The Full Council and the Yapton Planning Committee meet on the second Monday of every other the month at 7.00pm at the Yapton & Ford Village Hall, Main Road Yapton, BN18 0ET.

The new Councillors will hold office until the local elections in May 2027.

Any person interested in becoming a Parish Councillor should contact the Chairman (Amanda Worne) on 07955 723232, any Parish Councillor or the Clerk of the Council (Lauren Bailey) on 01243 859141 or by e-mail; Clerk@yaptonpc.gov.uk if you need more information or wish to discuss the co-option process

Applications can be made in writing by completing an application form obtainable from the Clerk or downloadle for completion by clicking on the link here.

The closing date for receipt of applications is the 23rd August 2024.

Interviews are likely to be at a Panel Meeting of Parish Councillors during the last week of August or the first week of September with the intention of the appointment being confirmed at the meeting of the Parish Council on the 9th September.

Lauren Bailey

Clerk to Yapton Parish Council

12th July 2024