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Please note that the Parish Council MeetingScheduled for April 2nd and the Annual Meeting on the same date have had to beCancelled due to “distancing” rules and Advice on the banning of gatherings ofMore than two people. The Clerk and Councillors are working remotely and weAre exploring whether we can meet via Conference/video call in the future.Please try and say safe in these challenging times – When meetings can resume you will be advised.

Lydia Stocks (Chair) - 16 Bow Creek, Tuckenhay TQ9 7HP - Tel: 01803 732206 email
Pamela Thompson (Vice Chair) - 9 Orchard Terrace, Tuckenhay TQ9 7EJ - Tel: 01803 732974 email
Laurence Green - 8 Holly Villas, Ashprington TQ9 7UU - Tel: 01803 732437 email
Tom Green - 1 Holly Villas,Ashprington, TQ9 7UU - Tel: 01803 732242 email
Sheelah Seeley - 1 Quay Place, Tuckenhay - Tel: 01803 731093 email
Mike Read (Parish Clerk)  - The Round House, 6 Frogmore Farm, Ashprington - Tel: 01803 732047 email


There are two Casual Vacancies for Parish Councillors for this parish.
Applications are invited in writing to the Chair of the Council or the Clerk, at the address{es} below by no later than;
Monday 23 March 2020.
Dependant on the number of applicants, a selection process may be held.
Applications are invited from all sections of the community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be an elector in the parish and have been a resident here for at least one year.
Applications should be forwarded to;
Lydia Stocks, Chair, 16 Bow Creek, Tuckenhay,
TQ9 7HP.
Tel: 01803 732206
Michael Read, Parish Clerk, The Round House, 6 Frogmore Farm, Ashprington.
Tel: 01803732047

Incorporating the hamlet of Tuckenhay
Eligibility criteria to become a Parish Councillor

You have to be:
• a British subject, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union; and
• on the “relevant date” (i.e. the day on which you are nominated or if there is a poll the day of the election) 18 years of age or over; and additionally:
• on the “relevant day” a local government elector for the council area for which you want to stand; or
• have during the whole of the 12 months preceding that day occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the council area; or
• have during that same period had your principal or only place of work in the council area; or
• during that 12 month period resided in the council area.

In the case of a sitting member of a parish or community council you can also satisfy the criteria to be elected if you have lived in the council area or within 3 miles of it for the whole of the 12 months preceding the “relevant day”. You cannot stand for election if you
• are subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order.
• have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.
• you work for the council you want to become a councillor for (but you can work for other local authorities, including the principal authorities that represent the same area).

Further information 2012 NALC Becoming a Councillor Local Government Act 1972, sections 79-82, 85, 92, 104. Click here to view Act