Casual Vacancy

Chairman, Mrs Tina Hawkins                    Parish Clerk, Mrs Sara Porter

14 Lime Close, Marham                                The Old School House, High Street

King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 9HN                    Stoke Ferry, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 9SF

01760 338670                                            01366 502165        


This will be filled by co-option at the Annual Parish Council meeting on Wednesday, 24th October 2018.

Candidates will be invited to say a few words in support of their application at the meeting.

If you are interested in community matters and wish to take on this active role please apply in writing to the Parish Clerk by Wednesday, 17th October 2018.

The Parish Council has 11 Councillors, who are elected for a four-year period or until the next ordinary election.  The Council meets each month in the Village Hall on Wednesdays but aims not to meet in August or December with meetings normally starting at 7.15pm.

The Parish Council does have a variety of powers and duties, all of which impact directly on the community.  Because some services are not the responsibility of the Parish Council, there is an official procedure governing certain affairsThe Clerk of the Council’s responsibility is to carry out the policy decisions of the Council, provide guidance on matters relating to law and procedure and ensure financial transactions are authorised and recorded.

In the main, Marham Parish Council deals with matters relating to the provision and maintenance of the Village Hall, Coronation Playing Field, Sports Pavilion, Multi Use Games Area, children’s play area and other open spaces, play equipment and signage, cemetery management and maintenance, closed churchyard management and maintenance, clearance of unadopted walkways and footpaths, street lighting maintenance, litter bins, grit bins, dog bins, public seats and other street furniture, allotments, editorial and delivery of the Proposed and Seconded magazine, social media, village events, land acquisition and sale of, legal matters in the interests of the public, traffic calming, planning consultation and general spending (in accordance with statutory law) deemed to be of direct benefit to the community.

Co-option Vacancy Notice


RULES 2006


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ONE casual vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor for the above Parish. If, within 14 days of the date of this Notice (see note below) a request, in writing, that an election be held to fill the vacancy, signed by ten local government electors for the Parish is given to:-
The Proper Officer
c/o Electoral Services
Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
King’s Court
Chapel Street
King’s Lynn
Norfolk PE30 1EX

an election will be held, and Notice of this will be published in the Parish.

If no such request is received by the Proper Officer, the Parish Council will take the necessary steps to fill the vacancy by co-option.

Signed Dated 3rd August 2018

Sara Porter

Clerk to the Parish Council

NOTE: In computing this period, the following days are to be disregarded:-
(a) Saturdays and Sundays (b) Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday (c) A day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

BCKL&WN Official Casual Vacancy Notice 03.08.2018


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