Notice of Co-Option for a Town Councillor

Submitted on 01 May 2022 by Carrianne Houghton

Following the recently advertised casual vacancy for the statutory notice period, the Returning Officer for the Borough Council has confirmed that the regulation 10 requests from electors have not been fulfilled and the Council can now fill the casual vacancy by co-option. 

If you are interested in serving as a Town Councillor, please submit your completed Co-option and Eligibility Application Form (available from the website or the Town Clerk, details below) to the Town Clerk with confirmation that you consent for your application form be passed to the Members of Earl Shilton Town Council.

Mr ME Jackson,

Town Clerk, Earl Shilton Town Council,

Public Library, Wood St., Earl Shilton, Leics., LE9 7NE.

Tel: 01455 843386



Whilst there is no statutory requirement to do so, ESTC require candidates for co-option to do the following:

  • Provide information about themselves by way of a short application form.
  • Confirm their eligibility for the position of Councillor within the statutory rules.
  • To attend at least one full Town Council meeting before the co-option meeting (as a member of the public).
  • To meet with as many Councillors as possible prior to the Town Council meeting at which the Town Council will make its decision on the co-option. The purpose of this meeting will be to determine the applicant’s suitability by reference to the Person Specification and to respond to any questions which the applicant might have.

The next ESTC Full Council meeting will be on Monday 13 June 2022 at 7.30pm.

Please submit your Co-option and Eligibility Application Form to the Town Clerk by 4pm on Wednesday 08 June 2022 to be considered at this meeting. Candidates for co-option will be invited to attend the Full Council meeting on Monday 13 June 2022 to make a short, maximum 5 minutes address to the Town Council giving your reasons for wishing to be considered as a Town Councillor. If you would like further information, please contact the Town Clerk or any of the existing Members of the Council (Councillors).


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