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LISKEARD TOWN COUNCIL?
We have received the following statement from Cornwall Council regarding our current vacancy:
As a consequence of the Covid-19 virus, the Returning Officer has taken the decision to suspend scheduled polls due to take place in Cornwall between now and 7 May 2020.
This includes the Parish Council by-election in the Stratton Ward of Bude-Stratton Town Council, due to be held on 19 March 2020.
New national guidance issued for Returning Officers on the evening of 18 March confirmed that it would be both reasonable and consistent with the national position for a Returning Officer to suspend any poll scheduled within this period, including those due to take place imminently.
The elections will take place on a date to be announced.
We currently have a vacancy in our Liskeard West Ward for which an Election will be held on 26th March. The Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations shows who the candidates are and the Polling Station location.
The Statement as to Persons Nominated gives details of the candidates. Any questions on the Election should be directed to the Deputy Returning Officer by ringing 01209 614373.
The Cornwall Council website has useful information on being a Councillor: https://bit.ly/32aUFvq
Become a Town Councillor
To be eligible to become a Town Councillor when there is a vacancy you will need to meet the criteria below.
- he or she is a British citizen, Commonwealth citizen, citizen of the Irish Republic or a citizen of another European Union State.
- has attained 18 years of age, and
- is either:
- in the register of electors for that Parish/Town or has during the whole of the preceding twelve months
- occupied land as owner or tenant
- had a principal place of work there
- resided in or within 4.8 kilometres of it.
What the Town Council Does
Most local services are currently provided by Cornwall Council (See Who Does What ). The Town Council has a relatively small budget and limited powers but we want to make the most of what we can do. We can also influence decisions on behalf of the town, and bring together different people and organisations for the good of the town.
You can see the full aims and objectives by clicking here Aims-and-Objectives 2017-21