Election of councillors to Swingfield Parish Council Local Government Act 1972 (Sec. 87(2))


that due to the death of Ken Mitchell, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
If by 8 February 2022 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice*) a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to:

The Returning Officer
Folkestone & Hythe District Council
Civic Centre
Castle Hill Avenue
Kent CT20 2QY

by TEN electors for the Electoral Area**, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 12 April 2022.

Dated 19 January 2022
Tina Wiles
Clerk to Parish Council
c/o Hawkinge Town Council
Town Council Offices
Hawkinge Community Centre
CT18 7FP

*In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, day of the Christmas break, of the Easter break or of a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.

“The Christmas break” means the period beginning with the last week day before Christmas Eve and ending with the first week day after Christmas Day which is not a bank holiday, “the Easter break” means the period beginning with the Thursday before and ending with the Tuesday after Easter Day, and “a bank holiday break” means any bank holiday not included in the Christmas break or Easter break and the period beginning with the last week day before that bank holiday
and ending with the next week day which is not a bank holiday.

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