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A vacancy now exists on the Formby Parish Council and is open to any resident to apply

Have you ever fancied being on the Formby Parish Council? Well now you have an opportunity to be.

Formby Parish Council has declared that a vacancy exists on the Parish Council due to the resignation of Councillor Pat Gwyther. Residents, if they so wish, can express an interest in becoming a member of the Council.

If you are interested in applying, be quick, you only have 14 working days from 27th February to respond, which would give the 17th March as the deadline. You will need to get ten local people to sign a petition for you by the deadline and send it in to the address in the letter below.

An election will only become necessary if enough voters ask for one, otherwise, the vacancy can be filled by Co-option.

Formby Parish Council

Notice is given that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the Formby Parish Council caused by the resignation of Councillor Gwyther.

A by-election will be held, if within 14 days not counting a Saturday or Sunday, or a Bank Holiday) from the date below, ten electors for the said parish (or parish ward) give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer.

The Address of the Returning Officer is:

The Returning Officer

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Electoral Services

Bootle Town Hall

Oriel Road


L20 7AE

If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Dated 27th February 2017

Cllr Pat Gwyther made a sudden resignation from her seat on Formby Parish Council. Pat was elected in May 2015 and represented Harington Ward. Pat was Chairman of the Environment Group and has a keen interest in the environment and protecting the green belt. Pat had monthly meetings with Sefton Council to ensure that local problems, such as broken street lights in Formby were addressed and loved to be a part of the gardening in Formby Village, ensurng the flowers were planted and cared for to a very high standard.

Formby Parish Council said they were very sorry to receive the resignation of Cllr. Pat Gwyther. At the most recent meeting, all councillors paid tribute to her hard work over the last 18 months which has set a very high standard for the flowers in the village, something for which the Parish Council receives many complements. Cllr Bob McCann, Chair of the Parish Council said, we wish Pat the all the very best and hope we can maintain her very high gardening standards."

Bob went on to say: "If anybody in the community wishes to be involved with the planting of flowers in the village, can you please contact the Parish Clerk at the library to volunteer. It would only be for a couple of days in a year but would help make a big job a bit easier."

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