Parish Councillor Vacancy
Church and East Langton need you!
Notice is hereby given that by reason of the resignation of Councillor Stuart Cartwright a vacancy has occurred among the members of the Parish Council. Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the clerk in writing - Alison Gibson, Clerk to East Langton Parish Council, 56, Naseby Way, Great Glen, Leicester. LE8 9GS
The applicant's name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date have resided in or within three miles of the parish or the applicant's only place of work during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date should be in the parish. The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor
Public elections cannot be held until the year 2023 but for the interim period the present sitting councillors may co-opt to fill the vacancy.
If you are interested please see the information below or you can also speak to the clerk or one of the current Parish Councillors - for contact details of councilors click here
Information about Parish Councils and being a Councillor
The Good Councillors Guide (PDF, 897 Kb)
Essential guidance for Parish and Town Councillors
It Takes All Sorts (PDF, 5.1 Mb)
Highlights the experiences of a few of the many councillors on local councils
Power to the people - What are local councils? (PDF, 1016 Kb)
What are local councils?
Examples of activities
Role of local councillors
How local councils make a difference
Leaflet - being a local councillor (PDF, 952 Kb)
Leaflet - Local Councils - What can they do (PDF, 610 Kb)
Who can be a Parish Councillor?
A person is qualified to be elected and to be a councillor if they are a British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen and on the relevant day (that is, the day of nomination or election) they are 18 or over. In addition, the person must meet at least one of the following criteria (1) on the relevant day and thereafter they continue to be on the electoral register for the parish, or (2) during the whole of the twelve months before that day they have owned or tenanted land or premises in the parish, or (3) during the whole of the twelve months before that day their principal or only place of work has been in the parish, or (4) during the whole of the twelve months before that day they have resided in the parish or within three miles of it. Except for qualification (1), these qualifications then continue for the full term of office, until the next ordinary elections. Certain people are disqualified from standing, and these include paid officers (including the Clerks) of the council, bankrupts and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment.