Election May 2023

Plumpton Parish Council

Election of a New Parish Council in May 2023

  • Do you want to make a positive difference locally?
  • Would you like to influence decisions that affect your community?
  • Are you willing to give up some of your time and play an active role helping to shape the area in which you live?
  • Then why not stand for the May elections for Plumpton Parish Council and help make decisions about how the Parish is run?

There are nine Parish Councillor seats, if nine or fewer people wish to join by completing nomination papers, they will be appointed to the council. If more than nine people apply to be elected to join, then an election, and therefore selection by public vote, will take place.

Please be advised that this role includes attendance at one monthly evening meeting plus sitting on a committee for example the Village Hall or Finance Committee, and you will also be asked to occasionally devote time to help tackle local Parish issues.

The May 2023 elections will soon be upon us so if you are interested in joining,  a link to the Electoral Commission website which includes excellent guidance for prospective candidates, as well as nomination papers is here:  Parish council elections in England | Electoral Commission

Delivery of Nomination papers will commence on Tuesday 21 March 2023 at 10:00 – 16:00 and then daily (between these times) until the Close of Nominations on Tuesday 4 April at 4pm.
There is also agreed to accept submission of nomination papers on Saturday 25 March 2023 between 10:00 – 15:00

Delivery of nominations will be to the Lewes District Council offices, Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes, BN7 1AB AND BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments are to be made by emailing electoral@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk

If you would like further information or have any questions, please contact the clerk via Email: anita.emery@plumptonpc.co.uk or alternatively why not attend our next parish council meeting on 14th March 2023 at 19.45 at the Village Hall to see how things work.

The Parish Council is the first tier of Local Government representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs wherever possible.  We work closely with many local groups and organisations as well as with Lewes District Council, East Sussex County Council and other agencies.

To qualify for membership of the Council under one of the provisions of S 79 of the Local Government Act 1972, i.e.,

  1. you are on the electoral register for the Parish;
  2. you have owned or rented land in the Parish for twelve months;
  3. you have worked in the Parish for twelve months; or
  4. you have lived in the Parish or within three miles/4.8 kilometres of the Parish boundary for twelve months.
  5. In addition, you should be a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of another Member State of the European Community and have attained the age of 18.