NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972
MOSS AND DISTRICT PARISH COUNCIL -
Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 and the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 2006.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:
1) That a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the Moss and District Parish Council - Fenwick Ward
(2) An election to fill the vacancy will be held if, no later than
6 October, 2020, notice in writing of a request for an election is given to the Chief Executive of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council by ten electors of the Moss and District Parish Council - Fenwick Ward
(3) The request in (2) above should be delivered to Electoral Services, if possible by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org If unable to e-mail, please call Electoral Services on 01302 734398.
(4) If an election is requested as outlined above, a poll cannot take place until 6 May 2021 as a result of the Local Government and Police and
Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020.
(5) If an election is not requested as outlined above, the Parish Council will co-opt a person to fill the vacancy as soon as practicable.
NOTE: Any person who writes requesting an election should state the address at which their name appears on the current Register of Electors. Further advice can be obtained from the Electoral Services Office - Telephone 01302 734398
Clerk to Moss & District Parish Council
Dated 16 September, 2020
Moss & District Parish Council covers one of the larger, physical, parishes in the Doncaster area including the villages of Moss, Fenwick, Braithwaite, Kirk Bramwith & Kirkhouse Green. However, as a farming community, the population amounts to a little over 1,000 residents.
The parish council is represented by seven members:
3 x Moss, 2 x Fenwick and 2 x Braithwaite/Kirk Bramwith.
Meetings are held on a bi-monthly basis on the last Wednesday of every odd month at the newly erected Moss & Fenwick Village Hall, Fenwick Common Lane, Fenwick. Meetings commence at 7.30 p.m. but a period of 15 minutes, prior to the commencement of the meeting is allocated for public participation, allowing residents to address any concerns not included on the agenda.
The parish includes Haywood Churchyard & St. Mary’s Church at Kirk Bramwith which is included in the Heritage Trail and where there is one war grave. The Church holds an annual Snowdrop Festival which is well worth a visit with visitors travelling form far afield to witness the beautiful annual display of snowdrops in the Church grounds.
The parish also has one pub, The Baxter Arms at Fenwick, and has no shops, library or doctors surgery, relying on the nearby town of Askern for all of these and other services. There is one church yard on Fenwick Common Lane where two war graves are situated and the ground is administered by the Church. There is also a memorial in the church yard and one in The Pinfold at Fenwick.
The Village Hall, referred to above, was recently erected on land kindly donated by a resident and represents a focal point for local groups to function and socialise. It is currently well used.
The late Colin Holt, a parish council member chairman and Fenwick resident for many years, was a founder member of the Yorkshire Society and a passionate supporter of the retention of the Yorkshire Ridings.
The Trans Pennine Trail traverses part of the parish and there are a variety of routes enjoyed by Ramblers.
In addition to forming part of the current parish, Fenwick also has its own parish meeting.