Town council to co-opt a new member

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Fri 23rd February 2024

A town council in Derbyshire is set to co-opt a new member following the resignation of one of its councillors.
Alfreton Town Council will be co-opting on a new member at its meeting on March 19.
A spokesman for the council said: “A vacancy has occurred in the office of town councillor for the West Ward of Alfreton as a result of councillor Alan Richardson resigning.
“The town council will fill the vacancy by co-option at their meeting on March 19, 2024.
“Interested persons must fulfil the following criteria; Be registered as a local government elector for the parish or; Have occupied as owner or tenant, within the preceding 12 months, land or premises in the parish or; Had their principal or only place of work, during the last 12 months, within the parish or; Have, during the preceding 12 months, resided in the parish or within 4.8 kilometres of it; Be 18 years of age or over; Not be disqualified for holding office as a member of a local authority – the town council can advise you of this.”
The spokesman continued: “If you meet the criteria and are interested in applying for co-option please contact Alfreton Town Council, Alfreton House High St Alfreton Derbyshire DE55 7HH, which is open 9am to 12.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
“You can visit, write, telephone, or email. You will receive a straightforward application form which you are asked to complete and return.
“If you need any help in completing the form please inform the Town Clerk’s staff at the time of applying.
“Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, March 1, at 12 noon.”

For further information about the role of councillor at the town council call 01773 520032 between 9am and 12.30pm Tuesday to Thursday, or email
The council’s website can be found at here

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