Would you Like to Become a Councillor? Two Vacancies on East Ward

Date: 6th June 2019
Published by: admin

There are two vacancies in East Ward following the election and in this situation the Town Council has to try to fill these vacancies by co-option.

There is no opportunity for an election unless co-option has failed to fill these vacancies.

Why Not Become a Town Councillor

Town and parish Councils deliver a range of local services and represent the voice of the local community. They are also consulted by larger councils, such as Cheshire East, on important issues.

Councillors are a key mechanism for identifying and progressing initiatives to meet local needs and aspirations.

Councillors are elected to the local council to represent their local community, so they must either live or work in the area. Becoming a councillor is both a rewarding and privileged form of public service. You will be in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people’s daily lives and prospects.

Bollington Town Councillors are supported by a small team of professional officers.


If you are interested in becoming a Town Councillor, please download and complete this form and the eligibility form and post or deliver by hand to:

David Naylor

Town Clerk

Bollington Town Council

Town Hall

Wellington Road


Cheshire SK10 5JR

by noon on Friday 5th July.

You can also collect a copy of this application form from the above address

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the role, please call David on 01625 572985 for a chat or an appointment for a face to face discussion.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for co-option a person must be:

  • 18 years or over on the day of your nomination
  • A British, Commonwealth, or Irish Citizen, or a citizen of another Member State of the European Union.

AND at least one of the following:

  • You must be registered as a voter in Bollington, OR
  • For the whole of the 12 months prior to election day an Owner or Tenant of any land or premises in Bollington, OR
  • Your principal or only place of work during those 12 months or more has been in Bollington, OR
  • You have lived in the Town or within 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) during the whole of the 12 months.

Disqualification Criteria

You would not be eligible if:

  • You work for or hold paid office under the Town Council
  • You hold a politically restricted post for another local authority
  • You are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order
  • Have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the past 5 years
  • Have been disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practices.

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