An official Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor has been released following the resignation of a Councillor in Gussage All Saints.
You can view the notice below as an image, or download it here as a PDF.
The notice states:
If within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 31 December 2020), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is received by the Returning Officer, either by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post, to South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ by TEN electors for the Parish of Gussage All Saints, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, a poll will take place on the 6 May 2021 as a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020.
The Government has indicated that the situation will be kept under review, and if safe to do so, further legislation will be laid that will permit casual vacancy elections and referendums sooner than the 6 May 2021. If this is the case we will publish a revised notice.
If anyone is interested in becoming a local councillor, who lives or works in the Gussage All Saints area or within 3 miles of it, please contact the Parish Clerk – email@example.com