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Section 87(2))


PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Rodington following the resignation on 23rd February 2017 of Councillor Charlotte Tennant.


Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.


The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.*  That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules,** of the date of this notice.  The fourteen-day period ends on Thursday 30th March 2017.


What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?  Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply.  The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.


The Returning Officer’s address is Electoral Services Office, Telford and Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT and his telephone number for further guidance is (01952) 383210.


This notice is dated 9th day of March 2017


Louise Tunks

Clerk to the Council




* There is no form of words for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as “We the undersigned being electors for Rodington Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the resignation of Cllr Charlotte Tennant”.  It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses.


** In calculating the notice period, day one is the day following the date of this notice; a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded, and the period closes at midnight on the fourteenth day after the date of this notice.



 Wednesday 5th April 2017 at Longdon upon Tern Village Hall, commencing at 7:30pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend

1. Apologies To receive apologies

2. Declarations of Interest To receive any declarations of interest

3. Minutes of the previous meeting To approve the minutes held on the 1st March 2017

4. Matters Arising & Public Session (a) To suspend the meeting for members of the public to ask questions on agenda items
 (b) Information Update from Parish Councillors and any Ward Members present.
 (c) To receive any matters arising

5. Planning a) To consider planning applications b) To note granted refused applications

6. Finance update; a) To receive a report from the clerk b) To approve payments

7. Cemetery
a) To receive an update from the clerk on the cemetery b) update on Cemetery entrance pre planning advice/ drawings/ costing

8. Play Equipment Update Play area

9. Highway Matters
Encompassing roads, road closures, Rights of Way, hedges, water leaks, speed enforcement etc.

10.Pension; To receive an update from the clerk in relation to joining the Local Government Pension Scheme resolved at the last meeting.

11. Members Reports on External meetings/projects.

Date of next meeting: Wednesday 3rd May 2017@ Rodington Village Hall.

Please click on this link to view road closure list received from Telford & Wrekin Council January 2017

Please find attached information that outlines the traffic management arrangements for a temporary 30MPH Speed Limit Order along B4394, Walcot Bridge

Telford and Wrekin Council will be rectifying defects to the embankment and the road surface on the B4394 at Walcot Railway Bridge.. The Order is set to commence on 19th December 2016 and will last for a duration of 18 months or until the completion of the works expected to be  1st March 2017. 


Please click on this link for Telford & Wrekin Road works

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