Councillors areas of Responsibilities and Committees
List of Councillors
David McDermott Chairman Manor Farm Cottage Main Street Thwing YO253DS 01262 470987 email@example.com
Edward Peacock Vice Chair Octon Lodge Farm Seamer Road Octon YO253BJ 07792398320 firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Frost The Grange Main Street Thwing YO25 3DY 01262 470496
Glenys Sanders 2 Octon Houses Grange Lane Octon YO253EB
Patrick Burdass Pear Tree Farm Wold Newton Rd Thwing YO25 3DT
Gavin Coe Keepers Cottage Octon YO25 3BJ 07860656826
Chris Oxtoby Middle Cottage Main Street Thwing YO25 3DY 01262 470255
Sandra Morrison The Grange Main Street Thwing YO25 3DY 01262 470496
Election of Councillors
Our chairman and vice chairman are elected every year at our annual meeting held in May. Parish Councillors are elected every 4 years and the next election year is 2019
Casual vacancies can sometimes occur during the period and when this occurs, the Clerk should informs Electoral Services at the Principal Authority. Electoral Services will put notices up (or send them to the Clerk to put up) advertising the vacancy.
The notice allows for a period of 14 days in which 10 people can call for an election. If so called, an election must be held within 60 days of the notice of the vacancy, otherwise there can be a co-option. (Rule 8 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 1986).
We currently have 2 vacancies for a parish councillor and if you wish to be considered for co-option please enquire to the clerk Sandra Morrison The Grange, Main Street, Thwing, YO25 3DY Tel 01262 470496 email@example.com
The attached Being a Good Councillor Guide may be useful
Thwing & Octon form part of the East Wolds and Coastal Ward which covers 21 villages and has a population of approx. 14, 650. Our ward councillors are Jane Evison Portfolio holder for Economy Investment, Tourism and Health, Jonathon Owen (Deputy Leader of ERYC) and Paul Lisseter.