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Vacancy for one Parish Councillor - Edith Weston Parish Council
21 May 2024

Notice of vacancies available to be filled following resignation of Parish Councillor

Following the resignation of a Parish Councillor, Edith Weston Parish Council has one seat vacant. The parish council intends to co-opt to fill this vacancy and invites applications from interested persons.

Could this be you? Are you interested in serving your local community?

You must be either:

• British;

• A Commonwealth National;

• An Irish or European Union citizen;


• 18 years of age or over, and fulfil one or more of the following criteria:

i. be on and remaining on the register of electors for the parish or, during the whole of the twelve months preceding the nomination;

ii. have lived in, worked in or lived within 3 miles of the parish boundary.

You will be asked to confirm your eligibility for office.

Applications forms can be found on the website ( and should include a short statement explaining why you should be considered for the vacancy. Candidates may also be requested to address council at its meeting on 24th June 2024.

This notice of vacancy should be read in conjunction with the following documents available from Edith Weston Parish Council website:

• Parish Councillor Person Specification;

• EWPC Code of Conduct.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 11th June, 2024.  All applications should be returned to the clerk to council ( Please contact the clerk to council if you would like more information.

Applications received by the closing date will be considered at a meeting of Edith Weston Parish Council on 24th June 2024.

Expressions of interest to be made via the Edith West Parish Council Clerk via email:

Edith Weston Regulation 16 Neighbourhood Plan
19 December 2023

The Edith Weston Regulation 16 Neighbourhood Plan document can be found below

06 May 2022

Edith Weston Parish Council NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2022 Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27 The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234). 

1. Date of announcement 6 May 2022(a) 

2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review. Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2022, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to: (b) Cathie Gwilliam , Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer:, 01780460128 commencing on (c) Monday 27 June 2022 _______________________ and ending on (d) Friday 5 August 2022 ________________________ 

3. Local government electors and their representatives also have: • The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and • The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority. The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only. 

4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is: PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team) 15 Westferry Circus Canary Wharf London E14 4HD ( 

5. This announcement is made by (e) Cathie Gwilliam , Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer, Edith Weston Parish Council (a) Insert date of placing of the notice which must be not less than 1 day before the date in (c) below (b) Insert name, position and address/telephone number/ email address, as appropriate, of the Clerk or other person to which any person may apply to inspect the accounts (c) Insert date, which must be at least 1 day after the date of announcement in (a) above and at least 30 working days before the date appointed in (d) below (d) The inspection period between (c) and (d) must be 30 working days inclusive and must include the first 10 working days of July. (e) Insert name and position of person placing the notice – this person must be the responsible financial officer for the smaller authority