The Returning Officer of Powys County Council has confirmed that the regulation 10 requests from electors has not been fulfilled and the Council can now fill the casual vacancy by co-option. This will happen at the full council meeting on:
Monday 19th January 2015 at 6.45pm
If you are interested in being a councillor you can read the document below that gives you an insight into what it entails.
Become a councillor (courtesy of One Voice Wales)
Written expressions of interest from persons wishing to serve as a councillor need to be submitted to the Town Clerk. The closing date for the written submission interest is 12th January 2015 and following that date the council will fill the casual vacancy by co-option.
Applicants may be invited to attend the meeting on 19th January 2015 and make a short (3 -5 minutes) personal statement giving the reasons for being interested in joining the Town Council and what particular set of skills and experience they feel they can bring to the role.
Qualifications to be a Councillor
A person is qualified to be elected and to be a councillor if he is a British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen and on the relevant day (that is, the day of nomination or election) he is 18 or over (qualifying age was reduced by section 17 of the 2006 Electoral Administration Act). In addition, the person must meet at least one of the following criteria (1) on the relevant day he must be on the electoral register for the community, or (2) during the whole of the twelve months before that day he has occupied as owner or tenant land or premises in the community, or (3) during the whole of the twelve months before that day his principal or only place of work has been in the community, or (4) during the whole of the twelve months before that day he has resided in the community or within three miles of it.