Parish of Great Barford – Casual Vacancy in the Office of Councillor

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Parish of Great Barford. The vacancy will be filled by co-option at the meeting on 22nd June 2021.  Those wishing to be nominated should register their interest with the Parish Clerk no later than 7th June 2021.

A person is qualified to be co-opted as a Councillor if they are a British, qualifying Commonwealth, Republic of Ireland, or EU citizen and over 18 years.  In addition, the person must meet at least one of the following:

  1. they are on the electoral register for the parish,
  2. they have owned or tenanted land or premises in the parish for the previous 12 months,
  3. their principal or only place of work has been in the parish for the previous 12 months,
  4. they have resided in the parish for the previous 12 months,
  5. they have resided within 3 miles of the parish boundary for the previous 12 months.

Bankrupts and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment are disqualified from standing.

A person cannot be validly nominated unless his/her consent is given in writing to the Parish Clerk at Green End Farm, 108 Green End Road, Great Barford, MK44 3HD or  The procedure for filling the vacancy and the application form can be requested from the Parish Clerk or can be found on the Parish Council website at      Co-option-policy-and-procedure.pdf ( The completed form needs to be returned to the Parish Council office by 7th June 2021.

Joanne Lee

Clerk to Council

6th May 2021


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