Information about Covid19:
Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

Current Town and Parish Council Vacancies

Following advice from government to reduce the spread of Covid-19, the Electoral Services’ Team has moved to home-based working thereby avoiding unnecessary travel as well as protecting our staff and electors.

However, we are working hard to keep the service operating effectively in the face of unprecedented challenges. We have procedures in place to deal with the post but would encourage all electors to use online functions, as this will speed the process up.

The Government has introduced new Regulations allowing Returning Officers to postpone all elections until 6 May 2021.  Other electoral legislation has not been altered and we have to continue to carry out these functions within the Public Health for England guidelines.  This includes advertising casual vacancies and all electoral registration functions.

Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time. 

Current vacancies

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(Please also refer to the Current and Forthcoming Elections page)

The following councils have a vacancy for a councillor:

CouncilWard (if appropriate)VacanciesLast date for election requestsOutcome
Bude Stratton Town Council Bude Ward 1 26 March 2020 Co-option 
Carharrack Parish Council   1 26 March 2020 Co-option 
Mylor Parish Council   1 26 March 2020 Co-option 
Maker with Rame Parish Council   1 26 March 2020 Co-option 
Mawnan Parish Council   1 31 March 2020 Co-option 
Perranarworthal Parish Council   1 31 March 2020 By election called - more details to follow 
Lezant Parish Council   1 3 April 2020 Co-option 
Crantock Parish Council   1 29 April 2020  
Fowey Town Council   1 29 April 2020  
Hayle Town Council North Ward 1 29 April 2020  
Helston Town Council North Ward 1 29 April 2020  
Laneast Parish Council   1 29 April 2020  
Looe Town Council East Ward 3 29 April 2020  
Looe Town Council West Ward 1 29 April 2020  
Maker with Rame Parish Council   2 29 April 2020  
Newquay Town Council Newquay Treloggan Ward 1 29 April 2020  
Ruan Lanihorne Parish Council   1 29 April 2020  
St Erth Parish Council   1 29 April 2020  
Tywardreath and Par Parish Council Par Ward 1 29 April 2020  
Warbstow Parish Council   1 29 April 2020  

 

If you are interested in becoming a Parish or Town Councillor you will need to meet the criteria below. If you do, please contact your Parish or Town Clerk to inform them of your interest should a vacancy become available.

A candidate for a Parish or Town Council is qualified if, when nominated:

  • he or she is a British citizen, Commonwealth citizen, citizen of the Irish Republic or a citizen of another European Union State.
  • has attained 18 years of age, and
  • is either:
    • in the register of electors for that Parish/Town or has during the whole of the preceding twelve months
    • occupied land as owner or tenant
    • had a principal place of work there
    • resided in or within 4.8 kilometres of it.

Information relating to this procedure is available from the Parish Clerk vacancy information page