Co-option Vacancy for a Breage Parish Councillor

BREAGE PARISH COUNCIL – Parish Councillor Co-option Vacancy


Breage Parish Council is seeking to co-opt a Member to the Parish Council


Training is available and support will be found from colleagues and the Clerk to the Council.

All elected Councillors retire after the four year term that began in May 2017 but casual vacancies may well arise in the intervening period. The next full elections will be in May 2021.

To become a Parish Councillor you will need to be 18 years old or over on the day of your nomination and a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union and meet at least one of the following four qualifications:


  1. be registered as a local government elector for the parish;
  2. have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish;
  3. your principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish;
  4. have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within

4.8 km thereof.


Certain people are disqualified from becoming Councillors. You cannot be a candidate if you:

work for the Parish or hold paid office under the council which has the vacancy; or are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order; or have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of three months or more (including a suspended sentence) without the option of a fine, in the past five years; or have been disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practices.


Should you be interested in this vacancy you must be sure you are eligible to stand and then

formally make application in writing to the Clerk, giving some personal details: former work, interests, how long you’ve been in the Parish, why you wish to be a Councillor, etc.

You are welcome to do this by E-mail. This should be done by Monday 23 October 2017.


Further details from:

Mrs Carol Macleod

Clerk to Breage Parish Council

Parish Rooms, Breage, HELSTON, TR13 9PD

01326 574781/07767165077 or breageparishcouncil@bt