The Returning Officer of Swindon Borough Council has confirmed that the regulation 10 requests from electors have not been fulfilled and the Council can now fill the casual vacancy by co-option.

If you are interested in serving as a Parish Councillor, please send a written expression of interest to the Parish Clerk along with a short personal statement giving reasons why you are interested in joining the Parish Council and what particular set of skills and experience you feel you can bring to the role.

The applicant's name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date have resided in or within three miles of the parish or the applicant’s only place of work during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date is in the parish. The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.

The closing date for the written submission of interest is Friday 12th November 2021

Parish councillors will consider submissions at the meeting to be held on Wednesday 17th November 2021

Candidates for co-option maybe required to attend the full council meeting on Wednesday 17th November 2021, to make a short, maximum 5 minutes address to the Parish Council giving your reasons for wishing to be considered as a Parish Councillor.

Emma Sylvester

Parish Clerk

5th November 2021