Vacancy for a Town Councillor

A vacancy has arisen on Silloth-on-Solway Town Council and a Notice of Vacancy has been completed.  The Notice gave a period of 14 days for requests to be made for an election (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays). The 14 day period is now over and the Elections Team at Allerdale Borough Council have notified us that the Town Council will now need to fill the vacancy by co-option, at the earliest opportunity.

Applicants who would like to be considered for co-option are asked to:  a) Submit information about themselves, by way of completing a short application form (a copy of the application form is below) and b) Confirm their eligibility for the position of Councillor within the statutory rules (a copy of the Declaration of Eligibility is below).

Councillor Co-option Application Form (pdf)

Declaration of Eligibility (pdf)

Copies of the applicant’s application form will be circulated to all Councillors by the Clerk prior to the meeting of the Full Council, when the Co-option will be considered.  All such documents will be treated by the Clerk and all Councillors as Strictly Private and Confidential.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 30 September 2022