The Parish Council Elections will be held on 7th May 2015 at the same time as the Parliamentary and District Council Elections. Prospective candidates will need to complete nomination papers and submit them in good time as correcting mistakes close to the deadline for submitting papers can be difficult.
It is now a requirement that nomination papers must be hand-delivered to the ReturningOfficer's office at Elizabeth House in Church Street, Stratford upon Avon either by the candidate or their representative (this can include the Parish Clerk). A member of the election staff will check the papers to ensure they are valid. Nomination papers delivered bymeans other than hand-delivered may be invalidated. The period of time for submitting papers will commence on Monday 23rd March ending at 16:00 on Thursday 9th April. The first week (23rd March to 27th March inclusive) will be dedicated solely to the receipt of parish council papers so that week is recommended as longer delays may occur in the twosubsequent weeks owing to the receipt of nomination papers for parliamentary and district council elections. It is important to note that if papers are completed early then the candidate's consent to nomination form may only be completed within the one month priorto close of nominations. If this form is completed and dated more than one month before 16:00 on 9th April then it will be invalid.
The nomination papers will be posted on the "bearley.org" website and can also be obtained from the Parish Clerk Jennifer Bendall at 07760 819436 or by e-mailing email@example.com. The Clerk will also have a copy of the March Register of Electors which should be used when completing the forms to check that the proposers and seconders are registered on the Electoral Roll.
The following relevant information was supplied by the Graham Raspin, Senior Electoral Officer, Corporate Support at Stratford on Avon District Council.
1. The required full complement of Parish Councillors for Bearley is 7 (seven) Councillors.
2. A minimum of 3 (three) Councillors nominations are required to form a quorum and if they are elected other Councillors then be co-opted later to make up the complement of seven.
3. If up to 7 (seven) nominations are received the election will be regarded as "uncontested" and will only cost the parish £100.00 in fees for the election officers.
4. If more than 7 (seven) nominations are received the election will be regarded as "contested" and will cost the parish £400.00 in fees for the election officers as votes will have to be counted and may have to be recounted.
5. If there are less than 3 (three) nominations the Parish Election will be run again June or July 2015 and this time the cost to the parish will be £1000.00 in fees for the election officers as on this occasion the cost will not be a shared cost with any other election.
6. If there is no quorum following the June/July Election then the District Council will be obliged to appoint administrators to run the affairs of the parish.
At least three Councillors of the current complement have declared that they will not be standing as candidates for the forthcoming election. Achievements of the last three years confirms so much more can be achieved with an elected full complement of Councillors.
Bearley Parish Clerk
IMPORTANT NOTICE DISSOLUTION OF THE BEARLEY PLAY AREAS ASSOCIATION
Bearley Parish Council has received notice from the Bearley Play Areas Association of their decision taken at their AGM on 5th February 2015 to dissolve the Committee and hand over financial management for the running of the Bearley Park back to Bearley Parish Council. This will be an agenda item for discussion at the 30th March 2015 meeting of the Parish Council. All relevant documents including the Trust Deed of the Bearley Play Areas Management Committee, Bearley Play Areas Association Constitution, the audited accounts, the inventory of play area equipment and the notes of meetings are available for public inspection at www.bearley.org under Play Area tab. They are also available from the newly appointed Parish Clerk, Jennifer Bendall through e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07760 819436 or through Cllrs Carolyn Phillips at email@example.com and 01789 730621, James Maiden at firstname.lastname@example.org and 01789 730338. As the two ex-officio members nominated by the Bearley Parish Council serving on the Committee Cllrs Phillips and Maiden will be available to address any queries in relation to the Association documentation.
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