Please see notice of a Councillor vacancy which has recently arisen.
There are currently two Councillor vacancies within the Parish Council and the Councillors would be pleased to consider co-option of new Councillors to the Parish Council. If you are interested in the role of Parish Councillor, please click here for further information.
The agenda for the July Parish Council meeting is now online on the Meetings page. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th at 7:30pm in the Reading Rooms. The open forum will be held prior to the parish council meeting and commence at 7.30 pm. We would particularly invite comments and queries ref agenda items but other issues can be addressed. The open forum will last for up to 25 minutes and the chair will ensure that the time allocated to people is fair.
If you care about Milton Abbas and the issues facing local people, you could be a councillor.
Perhaps you enjoy reading the local newspaper and often have a strong opinion on the issues you read about. You may enjoy talking to friends and colleagues about what’s going on in the area. You may feel that certain sections of the community or people who live in a particular area are getting a raw deal and need stronger representation.
Research tells us that people are most concerned about issues such as crime, schools, transport, planning and the environment. Your parish council can make a difference on all these issues and many more and so can you as a local councillor.
If you would like to know more about becoming a councillor, or in applying for one of the existing vacancies, please contact the Clerk, Liz Sellen, on 01258 880383.
A casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for Milton Abbas Parish Council following the resignation of Cllr Robert Kelso.
Rule 8 (1) of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (Amendment) Rules 1986 provides that if by Wednesday, 23 March 2016 (14 working days from the date of this notice), a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place not later than Wednesday 1 June 2016.