Notice of Casual Vacancy in Office of City Councillor

Published: 16 December 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 89(6) of the Local Government Act (1972) Notice that a Casual Vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the Boscawen Ward of Truro City Council.

In accordance with Rule 8(3) of the Local Elections (Parish and Community) Rules 1986, the City Council must now co-opt a suitably qualified person to serve as a Councillor for the aforementioned Ward.


Any person wishing to be considered for co-option should in the first instance, apply in writing to the Town Clerk and Proper Officer of Truro City Council, stating their interest, eligibility criteria (see below) and the reasons why they believe they should be considered for this vacancy.

Persons eligible for consideration must be aged 18 years or over, and
a. is registered as a local government elector for the parish of Truro; OR
b. has during the whole of the preceding twelve months, occupied as owner
or tenant, any land or other premises in the parish; OR
c. your only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in
the parish; OR
d. you have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the
parish or within 4.8 km (3 miles) thereof.

You are ineligible to stand as a councillor if you have, during the last five years, either been given a prison sentence of three or more months (including suspended) or have been declared bankrupt.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is twenty-one days from the date of this Notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays) – Monday 18 January 2021.

Given under my hand and dated this fifteenth day of December 2020.
ROGER GAZZARD
TOWN CLERK AND PROPER OFFICER

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