Casual Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor


NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancy exists in the office of parish councillor for the parish of Long Compton, by reason of the resignation of Councillor Chris Burras on 9th October 2020.

Any ten local government electors for the parish may require an election to be held to fill the said vacancy. To do this, they must send a written request to the Chief Executive, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, which must reach him not later than 3rd day of November 2020.  No set form of words is necessary.

If such a request is received by the Chief Executive, an election will be held.  If no request is received, the vacancy will be filled in due course by co-option by the remaining members of the parish council.

Dated this 14rd day of October 2020.          By order of the parish council

Signed by…………………………………………………………………………...Parish Clerk/RFO

* Please note that due to the passing of emergency regulations in April 2020 governing the conduct of polls then should an election be requested in respect of the above vacancy then it is unlikely a poll may be held before Thursday 6th May 2021.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated candidate, with a real interest in village issues.  Councillors would be expected to attend a minimum of 12 meetings per year, but involvement in Working Parties, etc. can increase the time commitment.   Successful candidates must be willing to undertake appropriate training.   This is an opportunity to be part of a non-political, vibrant council striving to make Long Compton a thriving, safe community for everyone.



Eligibility requires candidates to be a qualifying commonwealth or EU citizen – is a registered elector of the Parish of Long Compton, resides or works within a three mile radius of the Parish of Long Compton.                 Contact Clerk for more details.