Notice is hereby given under Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a casual vacancy has arisen for a Councillor for Hargate & Hempsted ward due to the death of Councillor Janet Goodwin.
Under section 89(3) of the Local Government Act 1972 where a casual vacancy occurs within six months before the day on which the councillor whose office is vacant would regularly have retired (calculated as the fourth calendar day after the day of the poll to fill the particular vacancy - in this case 10 May 2021), an election shall not be held unless the total number of unfilled vacancies exceeds one third of the total membership of the council. Because this vacancy occurred within six months of 10 May 2021 the vacancy will be filled at the next ordinary election on 06 May 2021.
Any election that is in due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.
Dated: 27 January 2021