Current casual vacancies on parish councils

A parish council vacancy may arise for a number of reasons, such as a councillor's resignation or extended non-attendance at meetings.

When a vacancy occurs, the parish clerk will notify us and arrange to advertise the vacancy for 14 working days. If no valid request for an election is made, the council can choose a councillor. This person must be:

  • A British, Commonwealth, Irish, or European Union citizen
  • At least 18 years old
  • Either on the list of electors for the parish, or during the whole of the previous twelve months has:
    • Occupied land in the parish as an owner or tenant
    • Had a principal place of work in the parish
    • Resided in, or within three miles, of the parish
Parish/ward Council Last date to request an election Notice of vacancy pdf
Cradley Cradley and Storridge Parish Council   Cradley and Storridge notice of vacancy
Fownhope Fownhope Parish Council   Fownhope notice of vacancy
Peterstow Peterstow Parish Council   Peterstow notice of vacancy
Eaton Bishop Eaton Bishop Parish Council   Eaton Bishop notice of vacancy
Fownhope Fownhope Parish Council   Fownhope notice of vacancy

Co-option paperwork

Decision Details (Temporary Appointment of Members) Order 2017