Councillor Vacancy for Five Ashes Ward

Wealden District Council has now confirmed that the Parish Council can proceed to co-option to fill the vacancy to represent the Ward of Five Ashes. 

To be eligible to apply for co-option you must:

  • be a UK or commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or be a citizen of another Member state of the European Union (yes, this still will apply);
  • be a least 18 years old.
  • be an elector of the parish, or;
  • for the whole of the previous 12 months have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish, or;
  • during the previous 12 months have worked in the parish (as your principal or only place of work), 
  • for the whole of the previous 12 months lived in the parish or within three miles of the parish boundary.

Applicants must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.

If you would like to be considered, please send your CV and a letter outlining why you would be a valued member of the Council to the Parish Clerk:

Applications must be received by 03 March 2022 to be considered at the March 2022 Council meeting.

More information can be found in the Good Councillor’s Guide using the following link: