Serving Melbourne & Kings Newton

Parish Councillour Vacancy

Councillor Vacancy

Melbourne Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor following the resignation of Cllr Fearria which can now be filled by co-option.

If you fulfil the eligibility criteria below and are interested in becoming involved in local decision making and helping to shape the future of Melbourne and Kings Newton Parish please consider applying

Applicants are asked to submit an application in writing, setting out why you wish to be considered as a councillor and any qualities or experience that you have that you think would benefit the Parish Council.

Applications will be considered at the December Meeting of the Parish Council meeting to be held on 6th December 2022

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 25th November 2022.

Applications must be submitted to the Parish Clerk at Melbourne Parish Council, via email to

If you have any questions about the process please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Clerk on 07734 939292

Eligibility criteria to be a Councillor

To be eligible to stand as a councillor you must be qualified by virtue of being a British or Commonwealth Citizen, citizen of the Republic of Ireland or European Union citizen, who has attained the age of 18 years and is:

(a) registered as a local government elector for the parish; and/or who has

(b) during the whole of the twelve months preceding the appointment occupied as owner or tenant land or other premises in the parish; and/or his/her

(c) principal or only place of work during those twelve months has been in the parish; and/or has

(d) during those twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 kilometres of it; and is not disqualified from holding office by reason of any disqualification set out in Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972.

Posted: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 07:38 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Cllr, News, Vacancy