Warminster Town Council is asking for applicants to come forward to be co-opted onto the town council.
Warminster Town Council currently has a vacancy for a town councillor for Warminster East Ward. This follows the resignation of former Councillor Paul Macdonald.
Despite the vacancy being advertised, nobody took the opportunity to collect 10 signatures to call a by-election so the vacancy will now be filled by co-option. Co-option means the existing councillors will vote to decide which applicant is appointed. Once co-opted the successful candidate will have the same rights and responsibilities as the other town councillors.
A town councillor can make a real difference to the community of Warminster. The role of town councillor is a civic office and comes with obligations, councillors must for example make a declaration of interests, follow a code of conduct and abide by Council procedures. They are not volunteers free to do as they choose.
It is suggested that prospective applicants check out the town council’s website https://warminster-tc.gov.uk/ and look at some of the agenda, minutes and recordings of council meetings as well as information about the role of the town council. This will give a good idea of what is involved.
To obtain an application pack which contains full details of the role and the co-option procedure please contact: The Town Clerk, 01985 214847 email@example.com Warminster Town Council, Warminster Civic Centre, Sambourne Road, BA12 8LB.
The closing date for applications is Monday 13th March at 4pm. Applicants will be invited to attend a meeting of the town council on Monday 27th March 2023 at 7pm, where they will be given the opportunity to address councillors for a few minutes about why they should be co-opted. The decision to co-opt will be via members vote, and the successful candidate will be co-opted onto the council immediately and may take part in the rest of the meeting.
Last modified: 21 February 2023