Haddenham Parish Council currently has 2 casual vacancies due to the resignation of Councillors Steve Sharp and David O'Hanlon.
What is a Casual Vacancy?
A casual vacancy occurs when a seat on a Town or Parish Council becomes vacant during the current term of the council.
Casual vacancies may come about for one of six reasons:
- Failure to accept office
- Ceasing to be qualified
- Becoming disqualified
- Failure to attend meetings
How is a Casual Vacancy filled?
A Council may fill the seat by co-opting another member unless a valid request for a by-election is made.
A request for a by-election must be made to the Proper Officer of the relevant district or unitary council (Buckinghamshire Council) within 14 working days of the publication of the notice of vacancy by ten
electors from within the Parish.
No valid request for a by-election was made following the publication of the notice of vacancy for either councillor so the Parish Council is able to co-opt two new members at the next meeting of the Parish Council on 18th September 2023.
Apply to be a Councillor!
If you're interested in applying to be a Councillor, please read the below information before contacting Sue Gilbert - Clerk to Haddenham Parish Council.