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Audit Notice – Electors Rights 2015

Posted Wednesday June 17th, 2015, 11:42 am

Audit Notice-Elector's Rights 2015

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Vacancy For A Councillor – West Ward

Posted Thursday June 4th, 2015, 12:48 pm

NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (Section 87(2))

 

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

 

that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the West Ward of the Town of Bridgnorth following the death on Thursday 14th  May 2015 of Councillor Norman Cottrell.

 

Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

 

The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish [ward] in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.*  That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules,** of the date of this notice.  The fourteen-day period ends on 24th June 2015.

 

 

What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?

 

Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply.  The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.

 

The Returning Officer’s address is:

 

Electoral Services, Shropshire Council,

The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND

 

The telephone number for further guidance is 0345 678 9015.

 

This notice is dated 4th June 2015

 

Anne Wilson Town Clerk

Bridgnorth Town Council College House St. Leonards Close Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 4EJ

Tel: 01746 762231 e mail: [email protected]

                                                                                                                                   

 

*           There is no form of words for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as “We the undersigned being electors for the [Ward of] … Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the [death][resignation] of …”.  A template entitled “Request for an Election” is available to download from Shropshire Council’s website – www.shropshire.gov.uk - under “Current Council Vacancies”.  It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses.

 

**          In calculating the notice period, day one is the day following the date of this notice; a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded, and the period closes at midnight on the fourteenth day after the date of this notice. Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

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Bridgnorth Skatepark Jam

Posted Thursday June 4th, 2015, 12:34 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council in partnership with Shropshire Council present Bridgnorth Skatepark Jam – the official opening of the Skatepark on Crown Meadow on Saturday 20th June from 11am.

There will be competitions throughout the afternoon from 2pm so grab your skateboard, scooter or skates and join the fun!

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Posted Friday May 15th, 2015, 12:57 pm

BRIDGNORTH TOWN COUNCIL

 

NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (Section 87(2))

 

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

 

that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Castle Ward of the Town of Bridgnorth following the resignation on Wednesday 13th May 2015 of Mr Max Mackenzie.

 

Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

 

The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish [ward] in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.*  That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules,** of the date of this notice.  The fourteen-day period ends on Friday 5th June 2015.

 What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?

Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply.  The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.

 

The Returning Officer’s address is:

 

Electoral Services, Shropshire Council,

The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND

 

 

The telephone number for further guidance is 0345 678 9015.

 

This notice is dated 15th May 2015.

 

 

                                                                                                            

                                                                                                Clerk to the Council

                                                                                                                                   

 

* There is no form of words for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as “We the undersigned being electors for the [Ward of] … Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the [death][resignation] of …”.  It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses or something similar to the example in Appendix 4.

 

** In calculating the notice period, day one is the day following the date of this notice; a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded, and the period closes at midnight on the fourteenth day after the date of this notice. Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

 

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Councillor Norman Cottrell

Posted Friday May 15th, 2015, 12:55 pm

It is with sadness that the Town Council announces the death of Norman Cottrell. Norman had been a Town Councillor for many years and also had a period as a Bridgnorth District Councillor.

Norman was born and brought up in the town, being born in the house at the top of the Castle Hill Railway. Norman owned an electrical business in Low Town for many years.  He always had the town at heart and wanted to do the best for residents and businesses of Bridgnorth. He had a particular interest in Christmas lights and CCTV and had made significant contributions to both items in the town.

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Sue Coyne MBE Citizenship Award

Posted Monday April 27th, 2015, 4:34 pm

This Award is open to all Primary Schools within the Bridgnorth area and a nomination form can be found on the following website

http://www.stmarysbc.shropshire.sch.uk/Documents/Letters/Sue%20Coyne%20nomination%20form.pdf

The nomination can either be submitted when complete to The Grove and Lodge Farm Partnership c/o Mrs Jayne Seal, St Mary’s Bluecoat CE Primary School, Lodge Lane, Bridgnorth, WV15 5EQ or alternatively email to SueCoyne [email protected].  The closing date for nominations is Friday, 24th April, 2015.

Sue Coyne was loved by all who knew her so it came as a huge shock when she died in 2011 aged 60. Working as a dinner lady and care taker at St Mary's Bluecoat School in Bridgnorth and also with the Town Council, Sue went on to hold down numerous volunteer jobs at the same time, finding her calling of working with children. Such was her impact on the surrounding area, The Grove and Lodge Farm Partnership has launched the Sue Coyne MBE Citizenship Award in her honour, sponsored through the Midcounties Co-operative, Lodge Lane and supported via St Mary’s Bluecoat School.

The group is looking for parents/carers, grandparents and also family members to nominate a pupil. The child may have helped someone with a disability, taken on a caring role or simply helped someone less fortunate than themselves.

David Yates, local Store Manager at The Midcounties Co-operative said: "We are proud to be sponsoring this Award  The Award will encourage people to play a bigger part in their community alongside us and give recognition to those who really champion the area."

Shropshire Councillor Christian Lea, Chairman of The Grove and Lodge Farm Partnership said “the idea of creating a Sue Coyne Memorial Citizenship Award for young people was first mentioned by Members of the Group. This Award will be a fitting tribute to the tremendous work which Sue did for so many years with young people and the disabled in the town," he said.

A letter will be sent out to all parents who have nominated a pupil. The finalists will be whittled down by a separate panel to three nominations, with a shield, badge and prize awarded to the winners. A presentation will be made at St Mary’s Bluecoat CE School’s Fete on Saturday, 16th May.

Claire Gaskin, Executive Head Teacher of St Mary's Bluecoat Primary and Worfield Endowed Primary School federation, said: "So often our children are judged on academic attainment. League tables and government targets often dominate. Whilst these have their place, we must never allow them to detract from the other outstanding achievements of young people within our community. This special award will celebrate the young people who quietly go about making a positive difference to the lives of others in the Bridgnorth community."

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Annual Town Meeting – 22nd April 2015

Posted Thursday April 16th, 2015, 11:09 am

All Electors of Bridgnorth are invited to attend the Annual Town Meeting.

It will be held at:-

THE CASTLE HALL, WEST CASTLE STREET, BRIDGNORTH

On WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL 2015 at 7pm

Under the Chairmanship of Councillor E Marshall (Town Mayor)

The following matters have so far been placed on the agenda:-

Guest Speaker – Tom Brettell – to discuss ‘Vision Bridgnorth’

This is your opportunity to question your local Bridgnorth Town Councillors, Shropshire Councillors, the Police and representatives from Shropshire Council’s Surveyor’s Dept             

The full agenda can be viewed below:

AGENDA-Annual Town Meeting 2015

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Bridgnorth Park and Ride

Posted Friday April 10th, 2015, 3:09 pm

A new Park and Ride service will be in operation from Saturday 11th April on a circular route from Tasley Auction Yard to the bus stop opposite Sainsbury’s.

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For the first few weeks, this will be a free service.

For more information, please visit www.bridgnorthcofc.co.uk

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Parliamentary Election for Ludlow Constituency

Posted Thursday April 2nd, 2015, 1:02 pm

Parliamentary Election for Ludlow Constituency

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Notice of Election – Morfe Ward

Posted Wednesday March 25th, 2015, 3:47 pm

The Notice of Election has now been received from Shropshire Council for Morfe Ward. Please note, only residents of Morfe Ward will be eligible to vote in this election.

Notice of Election - Morfe Ward 2015

 

Bridgnorth Town Council is unable to receive any applications and these should be sent directly to Shropshire Council.

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