Police & Crime Commissioner Election – 5 May 2016

PCC-Elections-2016-cropThere are only a few days to go until the election takes place for the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner. Cotswold District Council is reminding  local residents that their vote is important.

Sarah Dalby, Electoral Services Manager at CDC, comments: “This is your opportunity to choose the local PCC who you think will be the best choice to oversee policing matters in the county.  You must vote to ensure your views are represented, so please go out and vote on 5 May.”

It is particularly important for those voting by post to fill in their ballot papers privately and return them as soon as possible. Postal votes for the election were sent out last week, quite a few have been returned already. If anyone has a postal vote, they can post it in the pre-paid envelope or hand it in at a polling station in the district on 5 May. Bear in mind that postal votes must be recieved by the Returning Officer by 10pm on election day.

To find your polling station, and persons nominated, see the attached notices.

 

For anyone wishing to know more about the candidates, details can be found on www.choosemypcc.org.uk.

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on the day. The result should be known by late afternoon on Friday 6 May and will published be on the website www.cotswold.gov.uk.

Sarah Dalby added: “We’ve been made aware of a Facebook thread saying that you need to re-register to vote in June’s EU Referendum and we’re keen to get the word out there that this is not the case!  Anyone who is already registered to vote next week will also be registered to vote at the EU Referendum, and eligible electors will be able to cast their vote.”

Town Council 2015 Election Update

Following the close of nominations for town and parish council on Thursday last week, the full list of candidates for all elections has now been published on Cotswold District Council’s website: http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections/current-future-elections/ (see ‘Notice of Uncontested Elections’).
uncontested election
Northleach Town Council needed 11 councillors, 10 residents have put themselves forward and so the all these people have been elected uncontested. Current councillors will remain in position until four days after 7th May. At the May meeting the new council will look to co-opt another interested person to fill the remaining position.

The new council will consist of the following current councillors: Nick Blades, Laurie Colton, Carol Davies, Vicki Hewer, Brian Hulcup, Pauline Rigby, Peter Mills and Alan Wellman. In addition Will Rayner and Amy Lesley will join the Town Council and we wish them a very warm welcome.

At this point we would like to say a really big thank you to the councillors who are stepping down. Stephen Chilton, Nick Fisher and Graham Stock have all made a huge impact to the Town Council over the years. They have been key in committee and project roles and all of them are people who “get things done”. They will be greatly missed.

Kind regards,
Cat Crompton

Clerk
Northleach with Eastington Town Council

Ever Thought of Being a Local Councillor?

We have now received the nomination packs for those people interested in joining the Town Council. Every councillor on the current Council is up for re-election on 7th May 2015 and some have decided not to stand again.

Therefore anyone wishing to stand as a councillor needs to submit a nomination paper to the Returning Officer at Cotswold District Council by Thursday 9th April.

If you would like more information about the role of councillor then please contact me. Or you can speak to one of the current councillors whose details are on the website and our noticeboards at the Westwoods and the Market Place.

The Town Council is the most local level of government and in Northleach it has responsibilities for specific areas like the KGV Playing Field, play areas, allotments, cemetery, Westwoods Centre as well as managing some of the grass verges and trees (see What Do councils Do?). Current projects include the Neighbourhood Plan, the play area upgrade, the multi-use games areas (MUGA) project and existing issues include parking, dog mess and traffic.

Please get in touch if you would like more information or to receive a nomination pack.

Kind regards,
Cat Crompton

Clerk, Northleach with Eastington Town Council
clerk@northleach.gov.uk

Town Councillor Vacancy

Notice of Vacancy in the office of Councillor PARISH OF NORTHLEACH WITH EASTINGTON

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Duncan Turner, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 28 March, 2013 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 5 June, 2013.
Dated 8 March, 2013
Nigel Adams
Returning Officer
Council Offices
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Glos
GL7 1PX