Notice of Election for Two Seats on The Parish Council

The notice of election to fill two vacancies on Upper Rissington Parish Council has been published. Nomination papers are available to download below and the elections team can supply paper copies on request.

Completed nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer at the offices of Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester GL7 1PX on any working day between 9am and 5pm and no later than 4pm on Friday 15 November 2019.

If the election is contested, then a poll will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019 – that’s the same day as the General Election.

Please see the notice of election for details.

 

Completing the nomination papers

The pack includes nomination and consent forms. To stand in the election, a candidate must be nominated by two people on the electoral register for the parish. The consent form requires your name, address, electoral roll number and a declaration of eligibility. If you don’t already know the electoral roll numbers, then Cotswold District Council’s elections team can look them up for you. The Electoral Commission has published guidance on how to complete the declaration, which is reproduced below. It is advisable to complete as many sections of the declaration that apply. While this may appear onerous, it isn’t as difficult as it seems. The elections team will assist where they can, and could check the validity of your form electronically in order to save wasted journeys  – just scan and send a copy to elections@cotswold.gov.uk.

 

Want to know more about what is involved in being a councillor? The website beacouncillor.co.uk has lots of useful information. Please contact the Clerk or any member of the parish council with any questions.

Essential Information on Flooding

Message from Gloucestershire County Council:

Last week has seen significant flooding in the county, but do you know what to do if your property floods?

A new tool is available to make it easier to let the county council know when flooding happens. Just go to SWIM and follow the simple steps.

Reporting flooding helps Gloucestershire County Council and partners to build up a picture of areas at risk and how they can concentrate resources where they are most needed.

There is also a wealth of useful information to help you find out if you are at risk and how to prepare, such as this essential flood guide.

To find out more, visit the county council website: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/flood-risk-management/frequently-asked-questions-on-flooding/