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Casual Vacancy in the office of Town Councillor

In December 2020 Cllr Keith Sandle resigned from the Council which has given rise to a vacancy on the Town Council. The vacancy has been advertised for a 20-working day period day period and there was no call to hold a by-election, therefore this allows the Town Council to fill the vacancy by co-option.

The vacancy will be filled at the virtual Council meeting on Wednesday 10th February 2021.

Prospective candidates are requested to write to the Town Clerk townclerk@swaffhamtowncouncil.gov.uk with a citation/background information brief (max 200 words) to give reasons/information that Councillors can consider when making their vote on the co-option process.

Applications are invited right up to the start of the meeting, however if candidates would like to have their citation circulated to Councillors prior to the meeting please ensure it is forwarded to the Town Clerk before Friday 5th February.

All applicants will have the opportunity of attending the meeting on 10th February and reading out their citation. Following a vote the successful candidate will then be invited to participate in the remainder of the meeting.  

If you want to be a considered as a Town Councillor for the remainder of the current term, which ends at the local government elections in May 2023, then please get in contact with the Town Clerk, put your name forward or get someone else to put your name forward.

For more information about how the Council works and the role of a Town Councillor please take a few moments to review the undernoted documents as well as the Council Policies here on the website.

 

Swaffham Town Council Office Contact 

Following government advice Swaffham Town Council Town Hall office will be closed to the public for face to face enquiries. Office staff are working from home and available by email, reception@swaffhamtowncouncil.gov.uk, and telephone 01760 722922. Please leave a message on the answerphone and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We need to look after the well-being of our Council staff and our Councillors, so we have contingency plans for all eventualities, particularly for self-isolation, in terms of business continuity, for meetings and essential services. It is likely that there could be disruption, closures, postponements or cancellations. We will keep the public informed via the Council’s website and social media through our Facebook and Twitter feeds and through the local press.

We have set up a dedicated Coronavirus - COVID19 information site on the website and will adding helpful information as it becomes available.

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