Elections for two casual vacancies in the Lelant and Carbis Bay wards have not been required to take place and the Town Council can now proceed to fill the vacancies by co-option.

Any eligible person who wishes to be considered should contact the Town Council at the address shown below. The deadline for completed applications (application pack below) is 5pm on Thursday 17th of September. Candidates will be invited to attend a meeting of Council on the evening of 24th September 2020.

As these vacancies have arisen between the ordinary round of elections (normally every 4 years) they are classed as a Casual Vacancies.

Term of Office
The next round of Ordinary Parish Council Elections is scheduled to take place in May 2021. The successful candidate should expect to serve up to the fourth day after the ordinary day of elections.

Qualifications for Candidature
To be eligible, a person MUST be a British Citizen (or of the Commonwealth, Republic of Ireland, or European Union), who has attained the age of 18 years of age and is:

  • registered as a local government elector for the parish;
  • and/or who has during the whole of the twelve months preceding the appointment occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish;
  • and/or his/her principal or only place of work during that 12 months has been in the parish; and/or
  • has during those 12 months resided in the parish or within 8 kilometres (3 miles)

There are also certain disqualifications for election (S.80 of the Local Government Act 1972)[1] see below.

St Ives Town Council
The Guildhall
Street an Pol
St Ives
TR26 2DS
01736 797840

Louise Dwelly (Town Clerk)


holding a paid office with the Council, bankruptcy, having been sentenced to a term of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) of not less than three months, without the option of a fine during the five years preceding the election, being disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practices.

Application Pack – please send completed application forms to or deliver to St Ives Town Council, Guildhall, Street an Pol, St Ives, TR26 2DS. By 5pm Thursday 17 September.
Co-option Introduction Letter
Councillor co-option application form
2020 St Ives Town Council Co-option Policy
Annual Review 2018/19
Good Councillor Guide 2018