WEST DOWN PARISH COUNCIL
CO-OPTION ONTO PARISH COUNCIL
The Parish Council comprises of up to 8 Councillors. Following the resignation of one of the Parish Councillors there is now a vacancy for co-option onto the Parish Council.
Apply by writing a short letter to the Parish Council Chairman at Osborne House, West Down, giving reasons why you would like to be co-opted onto the Council.
For more information about becoming a Parish Councillor, please speak to an existing Parish Councillor or the Parish Clerk.
Qualifications for Candidature
To be qualified to be elected a member of a parish council a person must be 21 years of age or over, and a British subject or citizen of the Republic of Ireland, and either:-
(i) be a local government elector of the parish, or
(ii) have during the whole of the twelve months preceding the day on which he is nominated as a candidate occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish; or
(iii) his principal or only place of work in the twelve months preceding the day on which he is nominated as a candidate have been in the area of the parish; or
(iv) have resided either in the parish or within 3 miles thereof during the whole of the 12 months preceding the day on which he is nominated as a candidate.
There are certain disqualifications for election, of which the main are:-
(a) holding a paid office under the local authority;
(c) 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; and
(d) being disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practices.
Parish Councillors: Sue Ayre. Roy Drew, Fay Hookway, Carole King, Keith Oades, Sue Squire and Richard Watts.
Parish Clerk: Dave Lewis.