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Parish Councillor Vacancy

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Thurcaston and Cropston Parish Council has a Parish Councillor Vacancy and is looking for an enthusiastic resident to fill the vacancy.

If you are interested in becoming a councillor, and would like to make a difference by influencing decisions that affect your community, please contact the parish clerk for more information (contact details below).

The Parish Council meets on the third Monday of the month at 6.45pm in the Memorial Hall, Anstey Lane, Thurcaston, for approximately one hour. Council meetings are open to the public.

The Parish Council is a local authority in its own right that represents and makes decisions on behalf of its parish and provides services for them. Councillors are elected, or in the case of a casual vacancy can be co-opted, and are unpaid for their time. Becoming a parish councillor is a rewarding experience and is a way of giving something back to your community. Parish Councillors are also Trustees of the Memorial Hall which is a registered charity.

Qualifications – any person can be elected as a councillor if they are:

1. A British national, commonwealth citizen or a euro-national on the day they are nominated.
2. 18 years of age or over.
a) on the day they are nominated and thereafter they continue to be a local government elector for the area of the authority.
b) has during the whole of the twelve months preceding that day occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in that area.
c) their principal or only place of work during that twelve months has been in that area or
d) during the whole of those twelve months has resided in that area.
e) in the case of a member of a parish, town or community council has during the whole of those twelve months resided either in the parish or community or within three miles of it .

Disqualification A person is however disqualified from being elected or being a councillor if they:

a) hold any paid employment or office in the authority that they seek election.
b) are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or other interim order.
c) have within five years before the day of election or since their election been convicted of any offence and has had passed on them a sentence of imprisonment of at least three months (whether suspended or not) without the option of a fine.
d) has been found guilty of corrupt or illegal practices or responsible for incurring unlawful expenditure and the court ordered their disqualification.

Parish Clerk: Marianne Lane
Thurcaston & Cropston Parish Council, Memorial Hall, Anstey Lane, Thurcaston. LE7 7JA
Tel: 0116 2367626 Email: tncparish@btconnect.com

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