Brackley Town Councillor resigns
|Author: Kath Bonner-Dunham||Published: 28th March 2012 16:13|
Brackley Town Council announces the resignation of Town Councillor Caryl Billingham. Caryl has served the Town Council since August 1975 and has given 37 years of service. During this time she has been Town Mayor in 1979, 1989, 1998 to 2000 and 2009.
Her tremendous wit and wisdom will be missed by Members and officers of the Council to whom she has shown great support, encouragement and leadership. Her knowledge of Brackley and its residents are known by no other and her historical and Civic expertise are irreplaceable.
Caryl feels that the changes that are taking place in local government, in particular the localism agenda, are issues that do not sit easily with her and she has therefore taken the decision to resign from this tier of local government. She has therefore tendered her resignation.
The notice reads:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Caryl Billingham has ceased to be a member of Brackley Town Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the said Parish Council.
In accordance with the Local Elections Rules an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if, within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 12 April 2012), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, South Northamptonshire Council, Springfields, Towcester, NN12 6AE by TEN electors for the said Parish.
In the event that no such request is received by 12 April 2012 the vacancy will be filled by co-option.