Over the last fortnight, AudlemOnline has been running articles publicising the upcoming elections for Audlem Parish Council.
An election is only called if more than twelve nominations are received. The parish council has sent AudlemOnline the details of how to apply and these are repeated at the end of this news story.
Local resident Allan Brown says: "Although the media focuses on national politics, elections at a local level are the foundation of democracy, local people elected to represent the interests of their local communities.
He added: "As a vibrant village, Audlem needs a parish council that reflects its needs and residents. It is imperative more local people get involved and make a real difference.
"The time you would need to commit is not onerous and the work is very rewarding. Opportunities to become a parish councillor are infrequent, so now is the time to put your name forward."
A number of ex-councillors have spoken to AudlemOnline's team in recent weeks and urged a campaign to have a full election this time on May 7th when Parliamentary, Borough Council and Parish Council elections will be held.
Are you interested in being a candidate for Audlem Parish Council?
If you are, you can get in touch with the Parish Clerk or the Elections Team at Cheshire East for further information and for a nomination pack.
The pack contains all the information that you need including the criteria for eligibility to stand and guidance on completing the nomination papers.
Nomination papers, which must be completed in order for a candidate to stand for election, must be hand-delivered to:
The Returning Officer,
Cheshire CW11 1HZ.
They can be hand delivered on any day after Friday 20th March but not later than 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 9th April 2015.
If you have difficulty in hand- delivering your nomination papers to Sandbach, Cheshire East have arranged that the Parish Clerk can submit them on behalf of candidates but her appointment to attend will be before March 31st so please contact her as soon as possible if you wish to utilise this service.
In order to complete the nomination papers, you will need your elector number and those of your nominators; these can be supplied by your Parish Clerk or the Elections Team at Cheshire East.
Audlem Parish Clerk – Kirstin Dixon – 01630 658456 (generally available between 8.00am and 6.30pm) or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Elections Team – 01270 685922 – or via email on email@example.com
You can also find out more on the Cheshire Council website by clicking here
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