Posted: 27.07.20 at 16:54 by Philip Evans
Following the resignation of Cllr. Charles Hall and the death of Cllr. Douglas Hull, two further vacancies have arisen on Axminster Town Council representing Raymonds Hill and the Town Ward respectively.
Cllr Hull, who was the father of the council, having served for more than 50 years, was Mayor of Axminster on three occasions. He died after a long illness in May.
Cllr Hall had only been a councillor representing Raymonds Hill since January.
The due process of recruitment has commenced with the Returning Officer at East Devon District Council and should anyone be interested in further details of the vacancy and what is involved, they should contact the council’s Administrative Assistant in the first instance on email [email protected] or on 32088.
A statement of the council’s website says: “We hope that the recent spirit of volunteering shown during the COVID- 19 lockdown will have inspired people to look at other ways in which they can help shape the future of our wonderful town.”
Notification has now been received that there was no petition from electors seeking an election to fill the vacancy for Town Ward caused by the resignation of Cllr.Wales so the council will now be able to fill the vacancy by co-option.