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Notice is hereby given that following the resignation of a Bodmin Town Councillor and in accordance with rule 8 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) rules 1986, the Town Council is able to co-opt as a member any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to serve, provided he or she satisfies at least one of the following qualification criteria.

a) Is registered as a local government elector for the parish.

(b) has during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish.

(c) his/her principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish.

(d) had during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km thereof.

For your information, I would also confirm there is no defined procedure to which Town Councils must adhere in arranging the co-option of a member, although most councils arrange to publicise any vacancy locally and invite persons wishing to be considered for co-option to make application to the Town Clerk peter.martin@Bodmin.gov.uk

by Friday 11 March 2022.

Yours faithfully

Town Clerk

Bodmin Town Council