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Parish Councillor Vacancy




that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Hodnet Parish Council following the resignation on 12th May 2016 of Councillor Derek Hodge.
Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.
The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.  That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules of the date of this notice.
The fourteen-day period ends on 7th June 2016.                 .
What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?
Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply.  The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.
The Returning Officer’s address is:
Electoral Services, Shropshire Council,
The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND

The telephone number for further guidance is 0345 678 9015.
This notice is dated 17th May 2016
Clerk to Hodnet Parish Council
Mrs Jane Evans
Tel. 01630 654504 / email

Download this notice as a printable PDF file.

Parish Plan Update – Nov. 2015

Parish Council Chairman Derek Hodge writes:

In June the Parish Council distributed some 600 survey forms to gather local opinion on housing, travel and life in our community. The survey would provide guidance to the Parish Council and when incorporated into planning and future funding determine the priorities for the next five years.
Around 125 responses were received both on the forms or on line which represents a 25% return from households which is an excellent result. The priorities are being included in a revised parish plan. The draft has been passed to the Parish Councillors for their review, but while that is happening here are the key priorities that have been identified from the respondents to the Parish Survey.

Details of the key priorities are available on the New Parish Plan web page.

Vacancy for Parish Clerk – Jan. 2015

Applications are invited for the position of Part-Time Parish Clerk.
This is an interesting and varied position (approx 10 hours per week), working mainly from home.  Attendance is required at 9 evening meetings per year, and at other meetings arranged as necessary throughout the year.
Duties will include the preparation of agenda papers, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence, liaising with contractors and preparing financial accounts.  The Clerk will be responsible for providing professional advice to ensure proper procedures are followed and to ensure the Council acts within its powers.
Applicants should have good IT and administrative skills and some local government experience would be helpful.  The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of its resources and will be responsible for all financial records of the Council.
Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience. There will be a 6 month probationary period. The successful candidate will commence their duties on Tuesday 31st March 2015 but will be required to liaise with the existing Clerk prior to that date for a full handover of duties and documents.
Please send your current CV and a covering letter setting out your reasons for applying for this post to the ​​​​The Clerk of the Parish Council at the address below.
Mrs M Rees
Hodnet Parish Clerk
35 Peplow
Market Drayton
Or by email Telephone: 01630 685745
Closing date for receipt of applications is 16th February 2015.
Short listed applicants will be asked to attend for interview at the Lyon Hall Hodnet at a date to be arranged.