Town Councillor Vacancy

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

Parish of Belper

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Belper, as a result of the resignation of Councillor Richard Cannon

The vacancy will be filled by election if, within 14 days after the date of this notice,10 electors for the Parish of Belper South give notice in writing to the Electoral Returning Officer, Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3BT asking for an election to be held to fill the vacancy.

If an election is not requested, the vacancy will be filled by the Parish Council.

(Note: The period of 14 days referred to EXCLUDES Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays)

Dated: 4 June 2020 Signed E Smith

Clerk of the Council

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Local councils run numerous services, depending on the size of the council. Many you will see day-to-day, but some are less known. These include introducing solar panels, setting up dementia-friendly groups, organising community buses, creating neighbourhood plans, implementing suitable housing, establishing youth projects, managing allotments and open spaces, maintaining footpaths, public seating and litter bins.

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