By-election – Seaford East Ward

Following the resignation of Alan Latham:

An election is to be held for a Town Councillor for the Seaford East Ward of Seaford Town Council on Thursday, 6 February 2020.

The full Notice of Election can be found here – Seaford East ward Notice of Election

The full Statement of Persons Nominated can be found here – Statement of Persons Nominated East Ward

Electors and their proxies should take note that requests for a new postal vote or postal proxy facility, or to change or cancel an existing postal vote or proxy or postal proxy facility, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the address shown below by 5pm on Wednesday, 22 January 2020, if they are to be effective for this election. New applications to vote by proxy (except postal proxies and medical emergencies) must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday, 29 January 2020. The deadline for new applications to be received by the Electoral Registration Officer to vote by proxy on grounds of an emergency is not later than 5pm on Thursday, 6 February 2020.

What is a Councillor?
Councillors are the champions of the community and give residents a voice on the decisions Seaford Town Council makes. Becoming a Town Councillor will allow you to make a real difference in the Seaford community by:

  • engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs;
  • making decisions on which services and projects Seaford Town Council should take forward; and
  • getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.

How long does it take?
A recent national Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to outside bodies.

Can I stand?
There are only a few eligibility criteria to stand for election. You must:

  • Be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union;
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Be an elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary.

More information about Seaford Town Council can be found below –
Overview of Seaford Town Council & Division of Resps
Council Tax Leaflet 2019-20
Seaford Town Council land ownership and wards
Code of Conduct – Seaford Town Council
Standing Orders
Financial Regulations
Scheme of Delegation
Meetings Timetable 2019-20
Committee Reporting Structure
Seaford Town Council Key Strategic Targets
Staff Structures, Salaries and Duties
Outside Bodies

ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE –
The Good Councillors Guide