Parish Councillor resignations should be made in writing to the Chairman of the Parish Council. The casual vacancy occurs on the date of receipt of the resignation notice and a notice of casual vacancy should be published as soon as practical.
In the event of the death of a Parish Councillor, the casual vacancy occurs at the date of death. The Public Notice may also be delayed for a respectful period.
Once the notice of a casual vacancy is displayed there is a period of 14 days for requests to be made for an election (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays). If at the end of the 14 day period the Elections Team at South Norfolk has not received 10 or more requests from electors for an election to be held, we will notify the Parish Council that they should proceed to fill the vacancy by co-option.
If the vacancy occurs within 6 months of the date of the next scheduled elections for that council then no election is held, and the seat may remain vacant until it is filled at the next elections, or the council may choose to co-opt into the vacant seat.
If you are interested in becoming a Town or Parish Councillor, please contact your local Town or Parish council Clerk.