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
Kington Kington Town Council 3 October 2019 Kington notice of vacancy
Tarrington Tarrington Parish Council 19 September 2019 Tarrington notice of vacancy
Woolhope Woolhope Parish Council 3 October 2019 Woolhope notice of vacancy

Co-option paperwork

Decision Details (Temporary Appointment of Members) Order 2017