Notice of Co-Option of One Parish Councillor

Folksworth & Washingley Parish Council



The Electoral Services Department of Huntingdonshire District Council has confirmed that the regulation 10 requests from electors have not been fulfilled and the Parish Council can now fill the casual vacancy by co-option.


If you are interested in serving as a Parish Councillor, please write (email is acceptable) to the Parish Clerk confirming that you are qualified to be a Councillor (see below), together with a brief explanation of why you are interested in joining the Parish Council. The Council meets once a month (except August) on the third Tuesday in the month. If you would like to know more about the role, please contact the Clerk.

The closing date for written submissions of interest is Wednesday May 10th. Candidates will be invited to speak at the Parish Council meeting to be held on Tuesday May 16th after which a vote by Councillors will take place.

Qualifications to be a Councillor.

A person is qualified to be elected and to be a Councillor if they are a British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen and on the relevant day (that is, the day of nomination or election) they are 18 or over

In addition, the person must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • on the relevant day and thereafter they continue to be on the electoral register for the parish,
  • during the whole of the twelve months before that day they have owned or tenanted land or premises in the parish
  • during the whole of the twelve months before that day their principal or only place of work has been in the parish
  • during the whole of the twelve months before that day they have resided in the parish or within three miles of it

Except for qualification (1), these qualifications then continue for the full term of office, until the next ordinary elections.

Certain people are disqualified from standing, and these include paid officers (including the Clerks) of the council, bankrupts, and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment.


Folksworth & Washingley Parish Council
The Village Hall
Manor Road
07724 171158