NEWS & VIEWS 2022

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ELECTORAL REVIEW OF TELFORD & WREKIN COUNCIL: FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published final recommendations setting out new electoral arrangements for Telford & Wrekin.   


Details of the recommended changes are contained in a report which explains how they have been developed, including how we have taken into account local views.  


The report and interactive mapping are available on our consultation page https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/27836 and the full library of information relating to the review is available on our main website https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/west-midlands/shropshire/telford-and-wrekin.  

  

The recommendations only become law once they have received parliamentary approval. The formal document (a draft Order) to start that process will be laid in Parliament shortly. The draft Order will provide for the new electoral arrangements for Telford & Wrekin to come into effect for local elections in 2023.      

       

The electoral arrangements for your parish/town council will change because of our recommendations. Please find attached a map outlining the new electoral arrangements.   


We would like to invite you to participate in our online opinion survey. This survey seeks feedback on the review processes and procedures, to identify improvements that can be made. We would be grateful if you could spare some time to complete the survey at http://www.lgbce.org.uk/about-us/lgbce-opinion-survey.

Yours faithfully,  

Tom Rutherford, Review Officer   

Reviews@lgbce.org.uk   

0330 500 1525   

COUNCILLOR VACANCY

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy has occurred among the members of Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote Parish Council.

Any persons willing to fill this vacancy must apply to the Parish Clerk in writing on or before 12pm on 25th July 2022.

  • The applicant must be at least 18 years old.

  • The applicant's name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date resided in or within three miles of the parish or the applicant’s only place of work during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date is in the parish.

  • The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.

If you wish to learn more about the role of a Councillor or more information about the vacancy, then please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Clerk.

CASUAL VACANCY

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Station Road ward of Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote Parish Council following the resignation on 13th May of Councillor Philip Powell-Davies.


Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.


The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.* That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules,** of the date of this notice. The fourteen-day period ends on Wednesday 15th June 2022 .


What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time? Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply. The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.


The Returning Officer’s address is Electoral Services Office, Telford and Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT and his telephone number for further guidance is (01952) 384280.


This notice is dated Wednesday 25th May 2022

MEETINGS OF CHETWYND ASTON & WOODCOTE PARISH COUNCIL

Meetings of Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote Parish Council


Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote Parish Council welcomes residents, partner organisations, local groups and businesses to its meetings and encourages their engagement in meetings. This is fundamental to improving transparency of the Council and provides a great opportunity for Councillors to hear the views of the wider community.

Full Council meetings are where all Councillors are summoned to attend and are held on the fourth Wednesday every other month, starting in May every year. They are held in the Aston Room (to the rear of Church & Chetwynd Aston Village Hall)

The Council also holds committee meetings during the year which may be called at any time, notices of these meetings will be published on the Councils website at least 3 clear days before the meeting and all minutes are also published.

Some meetings of the Council may resolve to exclude the public from the meeting due to commercially sensitive information or potential breaches of GDPR or employment law. Any exercise to do this will be advised prior to the meeting on the notice of agendas.


Meeting Schedule for 2022-23 - Held at 7pm at Church & Chetwynd Aston Village Hall

  • 25th May 2022 (AGM)

  • 27th July 2022 (Full Council)

  • 28th September 2022 (Full Council)

  • 23rd November 2022 (Full Council)

  • 25th January 2023 (Full Council)

  • 22nd March 2023 (Full Council)

  • 24th May 2023 (AGM)

To obtain an agenda or minutes please contact the Parish Council using the details here

NOTICE OF COUNCILLOR VACANCY

Notice is hereby given that two vacancies have occurred among the members of the Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote Parish Council.

Any persons willing to fill this vacancy must apply to the Clerk in writing on or before 12pm on 16th March 2022.

  • The applicant must be at least 18 years old.

  • The applicant's name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date resided in or within three miles of the parish or the applicant’s only place of work during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date is in the parish.

  • The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.


If you wish to learn more about the role of a Councillor or more information about the vacancy, then please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk using the details below.

Mr C Furnival Clerk of the Council

c/o Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote Parish Council 73 Coronation Crescent, Madeley Telford, TF7 5EN

07948 324 085

info@cawpc.co.uk 

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A CASUAL VACANCY HAS OCCURRED IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR FOR THE CHETWYND ASTON WARD OF CHETWYND ASTON & WOODCOTE PARISH COUNCIL FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION ON 9TH FEBRUARY OF COUNCILLOR ANN KINNISH

CHETWYND ASTON & WOODCOTE PARISH COUNCIL NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (Section 87(2))


PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Chetwynd Aston ward of Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote Parish Council following the resignation on 9th February of Councillor Ann Kinnish. 


Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.


The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.* That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules,** of the date of this notice. The fourteen-day period ends on Friday 4th March 2022 .


What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time? Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply. The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.


The Returning Officer’s address is Electoral Services Office, Telford and Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT and his telephone number for further guidance is (01952) 384280.


This notice is dated Monday 14th February 2022

* There is no form of words for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as “We the undersigned being electors for the GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Chetwynd Aston Ward of Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote Parish Council, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the resignation of Councillor Ann Kinnish”. It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses. ** In calculating the notice period, day one is the day following the date of this notice; a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded, and the period closes at midnight on the fourteenth day after the date of this notice.

NOTICE OF COUNCILLOR VACANCY

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy has occurred among the members of the Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote Parish Council.

Any persons willing to fill this vacancy must apply to the Clerk in writing on or before 14th March 2022.

  • The applicant must be at least 18 years old.

  • The applicant's name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date resided in or within three miles of the parish or the applicant’s only place of work during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date is in the parish.

  • The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.


If you wish to learn more about the role of a Councillor or more information about the vacancy, then please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk: 

Mr C Furnival Clerk of the Council

c/o Chetwynd Aston & Woodcote Parish Council, 73 Coronation Crescent, Madeley Telford, TF7 5EN 07948 324 085 info@cawpc.co.uk


PROPOSED NEW WARD BOUNDARIES FOR TELFORD & WREKIN HAS BEEN EXTENDED

The consultation on proposed new electoral arrangements for Telford & Wrekin has been extended until 9 May 2022.

It was originally scheduled to run from 30 November 2021 to 7 February 2022. 

The consultation has been extended in order to give local residents and organisations more time to engage with the draft recommendations to ensure that they receive meaningful and helpful responses and input that reflect local needs, views, and circumstances.

This is to ensure the creation of boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities while supporting effective local governance in order to provide the best arrangements for the authority.

If you have already made a submission in this stage of the draft recommendations consultation you do not need to do so again, however you are invited to make additional comments during this extension if you so wish. All representations already received will be considered, as well as those made before 9 May.

This consultation on the draft recommendations will now close on:

9 May 2022


The commission now intends to publish final recommendations in August 2022. 

The implementation of the new electoral arrangements has not been affected by this extension. Following a period of parliamentary scrutiny, these are still scheduled to come into effect at the local authority's elections in May 2023.

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