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Vacancy for Councillor

By Heather Coonick Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer Munslow Parish Council

Monday, 22 April 2024


Munslow Parish Council Contributor


There are two vacancies for Councillors for Munslow Parish Council. Please see both Notices below:



PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for Munslow Parish Council, following the resignation on 16th April 2024 of

Councillor Antonia Bury.

Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies. The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish in which the casual vacancies have arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancies. * That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules,** of the date of this notice. The fourteen-day period ends on 13th May 2024.

What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?

Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply. The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.

The Returning Officer’s address is:

Electoral Services, Shropshire Council,

The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND

The telephone number for further guidance is 0345 678 9015.

This notice is dated 22nd April 2024

Parish Clerk: Heather Coonick, Munslow Parish Council, Hopton Gate Cottage, Haytons Bent, Ludlow SY8 2BE. 07817607355 [email protected]


* There is no form of words for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as “We the undersigned being electors for the [Ward of] … Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the [death][resignation] of …”. A template entitled “Request for an Election” is available to download from Shropshire Council’s website – - under “Current Council Vacancies”. It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses.

** In calculating the notice period, day one is the day following the date of this notice; a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded, and the period closes at midnight on the fourteenth day after the date of this notice. Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

Contact Information

Heather Coonick Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

  • 07817607355

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