July 2017

Are you interested in being a Councillor - we have a Vacancy

Seaton Town Council now has a Councillor vacancy and is now looking to co-opt a replacement.

We are looking for someone who is interested in local current affairs and who wants to serve their local community.

To be eligible for co-option you must be over 18, be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union and meet at least one of the following criteria:

1. You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish/community in which you wish to stand

2. You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish/community area during the whole of the 12 months before the date of co-option.

3. Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the date of co-option has been in the parish/community area.

4. You have lived in the parish/community area or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the date of co-option.

Application Form

For more information contact Amy Tregellas, Town Clerk at townclerk@seaton.gov.uk or by telephone 01297 21388

The deadline for applications to be returned to the Town Clerk is by 12 noon on Wednesday 26th July.

All applicants will be invited to meet with Councillors at 6pm on Monday 7th August and will be invited to do a short 5-minute presentation to Councillors on ‘why they want to be a Councillor’ and be prepared to answer any questions.

The Council will then decide who to co-opt at the Council meeting on the 7th August that starts at 7pm.

Have Your Say Session

The next Have your say session is taking place at Seaton Town Council offices at the Marshlands Centre on Thursday 20th July between 7pm and 8pm. Members of the public are welcome to drop in and raise any issues or concerns that they have with the Police and with Councillors. The sessions are being run by Seaton Police and Seaton Town Council.

PC Jenkins says ‘This is a great opportunity to meet the Neighbourhood Police Team and members of the Council and also to raise any concerns or pass any information you may have’

Councillor Martin Pigott says ‘the Council is very keen to work in partnership with the Police to deal with matters of importance to our local community. In order to be able to do this we need members of the public to raise any issues that they have with us and the ‘Have your say’ sessions are an ideal way of doing this’.

For more information please contact Seaton Town Council on 01297 21388 or email townclerk@seaton.gov.uk