Between the four-yearly elections, if a vacancy occurs on the Parish Council, there is a set process that is followed to determine if an election needs to be held or if the vacant post can be filled by co-option.
A vacancy arises on the Parish Council after:
- a Councillor’s resignation
- death of a Councillor
- disqualification of a Councillor
- failure of a Councillor to remain qualified
When this occurs a Casual Vacancy occurs.
The process for filling a casual vacancy is laid out in our Co-option Policy (Casual Vacancy), which can be found below