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Co-option Nomination Pack

20, Aug, 2015

NOMINATION FORM FOR CO-OPTION OF A COMMUNITY COUNCILLOR
 
Please read the following carefully before filling out the nomination form:
 
Eligibility for co-option
A person is eligible to be co-opted provided he/she is qualified to be a councillor pursuant to s79 of the Local Government Act 1972 and is not disqualified pursuant to s80 of the Local Government Act 1972.
 
Qualifications for election and holding office as a Councillor
Section 79(i) of the Local Government Act 1972 (‘the 1972 Act’) provides, unless disqualified (see below) a person is qualified to be a councillor if he/she is a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a EU citizen, if on the day which he/she is nominated he/she is 18 years of age or over and:
a.      On that day he/she is and thereafter he/she continues to be a local government elector for the area of the authority; or
b.      He/she has during the whole of the twelve months preceding that day occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in that area; or
c.      His/her principal or only place of work during that twelve months has been in that area; or
d.      He/she has during the whole of those twelve months resided in that area; or
e.      In the case of a member of a community council he/she has during the whole of those twelve months resided either in the community or within 3 miles (4.8km) of it.
 
In accordance with Section 80 of the 1972 Act, a person is disqualified from being elected or being a councillor if he/she:
a.      Holds any paid office or employment (other than the office of chairman, vice chairman or deputy chairman) to which he /she has been appointed by the council or any committee or sub-committee of the council, or by a paid officer of the council, or by any joint committee on which the council is represented; or
b.      Is the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order (section 267(1) of the Enterprise Act 2002); or
c.      Has within five years before the co-option been convicted of any offence and has had passed on him/her a sentence of imprisonment of at least three months (whether suspended or not) without the option of a fine; or
d.      Has been found guilty of corrupt or illegal practices, or was responsible for incurring unlawful expenditure and the court orders his/her disqualification.
 
In relation to a. above, when dealing with an office of profit, it is irrelevant that no profit was actually received.
 
 
NOMINATION FORM FOR CO-OPTION OF A COMMUNITY COUNCILLOR
 
Nomination Form should be returned to the clerk on or before the closing date of 1 September 2015
 
Please complete the following form in BLOCK capitals:
 

DATE OF COUNCIL MEETING FOR CO-OPTION 
NB  closing date is earlier than meeting date.

10 SEPTEMBER 2015
(closing date for nomination forms to be with the clerk - 1 September 2015)

NAME (in full)
 

 

DATE OF BIRTH
 

 

ADDRESS
 
 
 

 

POST CODE

 

TELEPHONE NUMBER
 

 

EMAIL ADDRESS
 

 

 
I declare that on the date of nomination I am qualified and that I am a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of another Member State of the European Union who has attained the age of 18 years and that:
 
 

 

ü PLEASE TICK ALL THAT APPLY

(a)     I am registered as a local government elector for the area of Pennard Community Council
 

 

My electoral number (if known)

 

(b)     I have during the whole of the 12 months preceding this nomination occupied as owner or tenant the following land or other premises in Pennard Community Council area (insert address of land or premises if different from above)
 

 

(c)     My principal or only place of work during those 12 months has been in Pennard Community council area at (insert address of place of work and, where appropriate, name of employer)
 

 

(d)     I have during the whole of the last 12 months resided in Pennard Community Council area or within 3 miles (4.8km) of it (give address in full if different from above)
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
DECLARATION
 
I declare that to the best of my knowledge and belief I am not disqualified from nomination by reason of any disqualification set out in, or decision made under s80 of the Local Government Act 1972 (stated above).
 
 
CANDIDATE’S SIGNATURE:    ………………………………………………………………………………...
 
CANDIDATE’S NAME:  (BLOCK CAPITALS)  ………………………………………………………………..
 
DATE: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
 
Please use the following space to provide information on what qualities/skills/ideas you have that would benefit Pennard Community Council and to provide any other relevant information:
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Name of Local Council:

PENNARD COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Description of Office:

COMMUNITY COUNCILLOR

 

 

 

COMPETENCY

ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

Relevant knowledge,  Education, Professional Qualifications & Training

§       Sound knowledge and understanding of local affairs and the local community.
§       Other requirements to be specified (this may or may not be applicable).

§       A levels/Degree level and or
§       Vocation or professional qualification (e.g. accountant, teacher, policeman) may be specified.

Experience, Skills, Knowledge and Ability

§       Solid interest in local matters.
§       Ability and willingness to represent the Council and their community.
§       Good interpersonal skills.
§       Ability to communicate succinctly and clearly both orally and in writing.
§       Ability and willingness to work closely with other members and to maintain good working relationships with all members and staff.
§       Good reading and analytic skills.
§       Ability and willingness to work with the council’s partners (e.g. voluntary groups, other parish councils, principal authority, charities).
§       Ability and willingness to undertake relevant training.
§       Ability to work under pressure.

§       Experience of working or being a member in a local authority or other public body.
§       Experience of working with voluntary and or local community/ interest groups.
§       Basic knowledge of legal issues relating to town and parish councils or local authorities.
§       Good standard of computer literacy.
§       Experience of delivering presentations.
§       Experience of working with the media.
§       Experience in financial control/ budgeting.
§       HR experience.

Circumstances

§       Ability and willingness to attend meetings of the council (or the meetings of other local authorities and local bodies) in the evening and events in the evening and at weekends.
§       Flexible and committed to the Council
§       Enthusiastic.