Councillor Vacancies Co-Option Notice - Closing date for applications is 5p.m on Friday 13th November 2020
14th October 2020

Wem Town Council has two vacancies arising from the resignation of Cllrs Murray & Dodd who represented the West Ward which can now be filled by co-option

Eligibility criteria to be a Councillor

To be eligible to stand as a councillor you must be qualified by virtue of being a British or Commonwealth Citizen, citizen of the Republic of Ireland or European Union citizen, who has attained the age of 18 years and is: (a) registered as a local government elector for the parish; and/or who has (b) during the whole of the twelve months preceding the appointment occupied as owner or tenant land or other premises in the parish; and/or his/her (c) principal or only place of work during those twelve months has been in the parish; and/or has (d) during those twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 kilometres of it;

and is not disqualified from holding office by reason of any disqualification set out in Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972.

Applicants are asked to submit an application in writing, setting out why you wish to be considered as a councillor and any qualities or experience that you have that you think would benefit the Town Council. If you have any questions about the process please do not hesitate to contact the Town Clerk on 01939 232733

Please note that the due to the pandemic the Council is holding all meetings virtually so access to a computer would be an advantage although not essential.

Applications must be submitted to the Town Clerk at Wem Town Council, Edinburgh House, New Street, Wem SY4 5DB or via email to

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 13th November 2020.

Applications will be considered at the November Meeting of the Town Council meeting to be held on 26.11.20

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