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Following the retirement of Councillors Mark Botham and Malcolm Turner immedaitely following the April 2023 meeting, formal Electroal Services Vacancy notices were posted on Parish notice boards on 21st April 2023 which contain the following statement:

"If by 15 May 2023 (14 days excluding weekends and bank holidays after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors from the Parish of Urchfont, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option. If an election is called, it will take place not later than 18 July, 2023.

Terence Herbert Returning Officer Electoral Services, Wiltshire Council County Hall Bythesea Road Trowbridge Wiltshire BA14 8J"

We have just been notified of the resignation with immediate effect of Councillor Rhodri Scanlon, Electoral Services have been requested to issue an additional Vacancy Notice as a result. This will be published on Notice Boards when received.

This now means that the Parish Council has a total of THREE vacancies out of the eleven designated seats.

Anyone who wishes to express an interest in joining the Council should contact the Clerk for further information.




(Updated 27th April 2023)