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Grant applications open

Grant applications open

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:09 by Sally Willis

Grant applications are open for 2018. Please see attached document for details and form. Closing date is 3rd April

Notice of Vacancy

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:41 by Sally Willis


in the Office of Parish Councillor

for the Parish of Hardingstone

  1. Under section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, notice is hereby given, that a casual vacancy now exists for a Parish Councillor in the Parish of Hardingstone arising from the resignation from office of Councillor Elizabeth Morgan
  1. If within 14* days (6th April) of publication of this notice, an election is requested by 10 persons who are named on the register in use at the time of the request as local government electors for the electoral area in which the vacancy has occurred an election to fill the casual vacancy will be held within 60* days beginning with the day on which this notice was given.

3. Any request for an election made pursuant to paragraph 2 above should be made in writing and must be made to: More »

The Returning Officer

Electoral Services

Northampton Borough Council

The Guildhall

St Giles Square



4. If no such request is received, the Parish Council will fill the casual vacancy by co-option as soon as reasonably practicable after the expiry of the period of 14 days referred to in paragraph 2 above.

Signed:. Dated: 15/03/2018


* These references to time will be computed in accordance with the Rule 2 of Schedule 2 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 1986 which state that in computing time, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday or a day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded.

Eligibility for office

Section 79 of the Local Government Act 1972 sets out the qualifications for election and holding office as a member of a local authority.

Section 79 states:

1) A person shall, unless disqualified by virtue of this Act or any other enactment, be qualified to be elected and to be a member of a local authority if he is a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a relevant citizen of the Union and on the relevant day he has attained the age of eighteen years and—

(a) on that day he is and thereafter he continues to be a local government elector for the area of the authority; or

(b) he 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 principal or only place of work during that twelve months has been in that area; or

(d) he has during the whole of those twelve months resided in that area; or

(e) in the case of a member of a parish or community council he has during the whole of those twelve months resided either in the parish or community or within three miles of it.

2) In this section "relevant day", in relation to any candidate, means—

(a) except in the case of an election not preceded by the nomination of candidates, the day on which he is nominated as a candidate and also, if there is a poll, the day of election; and

(b) in the said excepted case, the day of election.

(2A) In this section the expression "citizen of the Union" shall be construed in accordance with Article 8.1 of the Treaty establishing the European Community (as amended by Title II of the Treaty on European Union), and "relevant citizen of the Union" means such a citizen who is not a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland

(2B) For the purposes of this section, a person is a qualifying Commonwealth citizen if he is a Commonwealth citizen who either–

(a) is not a person who requires leave under the Immigration Act 1971 to enter or remain in the United Kingdom, or

(b) is such a person but for the time being has (or is, by virtue of any enactment, to be treated as having) indefinite leave to remain within the meaning of that Act.

(2C) But a person is not a qualifying Commonwealth citizen by virtue of subsection (2B)(a) if he does not require leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom by virtue only of section 8 of the Immigration Act 1971 (exceptions to requirement for leave in special cases).

Disqualifications from holding office

Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) sets out the disqualifications for election and holding office as member of a local authority. Section 80 can be viewed in full at http://www.legislation.gov.uk. Examples of some of the disqualifications are set out below:

  • holding a paid office or employment at the authority;
  • being the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order;
    • having been sentenced to a term of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) of not less than three months without the option of a fine, during the five years preceding the election; and
    • being disqualified for corrupt or illegal practices.
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Did you see this?

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:14 by Sally Willis

Have you seen a Red BMW that failed to stop following a serious collision at the junction of Martins Lane & Hardingstone Lane. Monday 12th March 9.50pm.

It will have a broken headlight and silver trim missing from the front. More »

Police want to know the whereabouts of that car.

Contact Police on 101.

Please refer to Incident number 623 on 12th March.

You can remain anonymous ..

phone crimestoppers 0800 555 111 » Less