East Cowes Town Council will consider the co-option of a person to serve on the council at a meeting to be held on October 15.
Persons wishing to be considered and who are eligible to serve as a Town/Parish Councillor should notify the Town Clerk in writing, under their own signature by noon on October 5.
Prospective candidates will be asked to make a short presentation to the town council on how they can contribute to the town council and the community of East Cowes.
A local councillor must be 18 years of age or over and a British subject or qualifying Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of another member state of the European community.
He/she must also fulfil at least one of the following criteria: –
i) During the whole of the 12 months before nomination occupied land or premises as owner or tenant in the parish area, or,
ii) During the same period resided in the Parish, or within 4.8 k.m’s thereof, or
iii) During the same period had his/her principal or only place of work in that parish, or
iv) At the time of nomination be registered as a local government elector for the administrative area of the parish.
The person should not be disqualified from being elected by reason of any disqualification set out in Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972, or any decision made under section 79 of the Local Government Act 2000.