Town Council Resignation

Posted on: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 In: Uncategorized

Town Council Resignation

Following the resignation of Jacob Dyke – previous Town Councillor for Pye Green Ward we are now entering the 14 day consultation period for Hednesford residents to decide if the vacancy is to be filled by election or co-option:




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Hednesford – Pye Green ward following the resignation of Jacob Dyke

Rule 8(1) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (Amendment) Rules, 1986, provides that on a casual vacancy occurring in the office of Councillor of a Parish, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if, within fourteen days (computed as stated below*) after public notice of the vacancy has been given in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act, 1972, notice in writing of a request for such an election has been given to the Proper Officer of the Council within which the Parish is situate by TEN registered electors for the electoral area**.

The Proper Officer is: The Returning Officer, Cannock Chase District Council, Civic Centre,

Beecroft Road, Cannock,WS11 1BG 


The deadline for submitting the written request for an election to fill the vacancy is: 22nd April 2024

Dated:  2nd April 2024

Signed: Lindsey Smith

Chief Officer to Hednesford Town Council

* In computing any period of time for the purposes 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.

** The request must come from TEN Local Government Electors for the Parish (or the Parish Ward where the Parish is Warded).