Following the outcome of the Town and Parish Elections which took place in May, two seats on the Town Council remain unfilled and the Town Council has resolved to fill the vacancies by co-option.
Any eligible person who wishes to put themselves forward should contact the Town Council at the address shown below. The deadline for completed applications is 5pm Wednesday 2nd June 2021.
All eligible candidates will be invited to attend the next Council meeting at 7pm on Thursday 10th of June and make a short presentation. This will be a physical meeting held at the Guildhall.
Term of Office
The next round of Ordinary Parish Council Elections is scheduled to take place in May 2025. 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) see below.
St Ives Town Council
Street an Pol
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver to St Ives Town Council, Guildhall, Street an Pol, St Ives, TR26 2DS. By 5pm Wednesday 2nd June 2021.