Council Vacancies

 

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

 

 

 BATCHWORTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL

    

Rickmansworth Town Ward

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Paul Dawson formerly a member of the above named Community Council, has resigned, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor in the Rickmansworth Town ward.

 

If by Monday, 3 August 2020 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors of the council area, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise, the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

 

In accordance with current legislation where ten valid requests for a by-election is received by the Proper Officer then under the provisions for the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, the by-election will not currently take place, and the vacancy held open until the by-election takes place. The 2020 regulations provide for any by-election to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.  However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances.  Any Election that is in due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.

 

 

 

 

Dated: Tuesday, 14 July 2020

 

Joanne Wagstaffe

Returning Officer

Printed and published by The Returning Officer, Three Rivers House,

Northway, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1RL