The Returning Officer of Cornwall Council has confirmed that the regulation 10 requests from electors have not been received and the Council can now fill the casual vacancy, created by the resignation of Lauren Coles, by co-option.

The council may co-opt any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to serve provided they are a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union (subject to amended regulations now in place), and are neither the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order or have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.

Provided the person also satisfies at least ONE of the following they may apply.

• They are registered as a local government elector for the parish.

• They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land, or premises in the parish.

• Their principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish.

• They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km of it.

They must also be 18 years or older on the day they become nominated for election.

Written expressions of interest from persons wishing to serve as a councillor need to be submitted to the Clerk of the council within 21 days of the date of this notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, and Bank Holidays).

The closing date for the written submission of interest is 26th February 2024 and following that date the council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Signed: Robin Turner,

Altarnun Parish Clerk, The Holly, School Hill, High Street, PL267TP

Tel: 07841780397


Notice Date: 29th January 2024.

Notice Date: 29/01/2024