Parish Notice of Elections 2nd May 2019
Scheduled elections will be held on Thursday 2nd May 2019 (7am -10pm)
To view the official Notice of Election, please CLICK HERE or view Eden District Council’s website at https://www.eden.gov.uk/voting-and-elections/local-elections-may-2019/parish-and-parish-ward-elections/notice-of-election-for-parish-and-parish-wards/
More information can be found on the Eden District Council Website at https://www.eden.gov.uk/voting-and-elections/local-elections-may-2019/about-local-elections-may-2019/
- Register to vote by 12th April 2019
- Apply for Postal Vote by 5pm on 15th April 2019
- Apply for Proxy Vote by 5pm on 24th April 2019
- Apply for emergency Proxy Votes by 5pm on 2nd May 2019
For further information, please contact Eden District Council’s Electoral Services Team on 01768 817817
Polling Stations for these elections will be at:
|District Ward||Polling District||Polling Station||Comments|
|Penrith Carleton||Penrith Carleton||Penrith Rugby Club, Winters Park||KA|
|Penrith East||Penrith East||St Andrews Parish Rooms||KB|
|Penrith North||Penrith North||Methodist Church Hall, Wordsworth Street, Penrith||LD|
|Penrith North||Penrith North (Rural)||Methodist Church Hall, Wordsworth Street, Penrith||LE|
|Penrith Pategill||Penrith Pategill||Sim Court Residents Lounge, Pategill||KC|
|Penrith South||Penrith South||Penrith Cricket Club, Wetheriggs Lane||NA|
|Penrith South||Penrith South (Rural)||Penrith Cricket Club, Wetheriggs Lane||NB|
|Penrith South||Penrith West Part II||The Salvation Army, Hunter Lane, Penrith||ND|
|Penrith West||Penrith West Part I||Castletown Community Centre||NC|
From 1 April 2019 the names of wards and vacancies are as follows:
Name of Ward
Number of Councillors
For information on the Statement of Persons Nominated, please CLICK HERE
For the results of Uncontested Election, please CLICK HERE
MAY 2019 – NEW COUNCIL TRAINING
ON SATURDAY 11 MAY 2019, SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL ATTEND A MANDATORY TRAINING DAY AT PENRITH RUGBY CLUB.
Please ensure you keep this Saturday free so that you can attend.
The day is designed to start equipping you with the knowledge and information you need to carry out the councillor role with confidence. You will meet Council staff and your fellow councillors. Lunch, refreshments are provided and expenses will be reimbursed. This will be the one and only Saturday that you are required for.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BECOMING A TOWN COUNCILLOR PLEASE READ ON:
IT TAKES ALL SORTS
You don’t have to be interested in politics or be a member of a political group to become a town councillor.
It takes all sorts of individuals from different parts of the community, of different ages with different life experiences to become a councillor.
A passion for Penrith and a desire to make a difference are the key attributes.
Think, Listen and Act Locally
As a councillor, you can become a voice for your community and affect real change.
Councillors are community leaders and represent the aspirations of the public that they serve.
Town councillors are the most local part of our democratic system and are closest to the public.
Spend Your Time Productively
The Town Council looks to blend a variety of skills and backgrounds in its members.
No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in Penrith and be prepared to play an active part in the Council’s work.
The National Association of Local Councils has produced a short video on how to stand for an election. Please click on the following video:
Training and guidance from Council officers will be available throughout your term of office.
The Council is acutely aware that councillors are volunteers and will endeavour not to have unrealistic expectations and to manage councillors time effectively. However, councillors are expected to attend bi monthly Full Council meetings plus regular meetings of committees to which they are members.
A candidate for a Town Council is qualified if, when nominated:
- he or she is a British citizen, Commonwealth citizen, citizen of the Irish Republic or a citizen of another European Union State.
- has attained 18 years of age, and
- is either in the register of electors for Penrith or has during the whole of the preceding twelve months, occupied land as owner or tenant, had a principal place of work there, or resided in or within 4.8 kilometres or 3 miles of it.
You cannot stand for election if you:
- are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order.
- have, within 5 years before the day of the election, been convicted in the UK of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over 3 months without the option of a fine.
- work for the council you want to become a councillor for.
Have a look at this website which provides information on the committee structure, frequency of meetings and the activities the Council has been involved in.
If you would like to know more please contact the Town Council office on 01768 899773 and ask for the Town Clerk or Deputy Town Clerk or email:
For more information about becoming a town councillor:
Please click and download:
- It Takes Allsorts
- All About Local Councils
- Elections timetable
- Part 1 Can you stand for election
- Part 2a Standing as an independent candidate
- Part 2b Standing as a party candidate
- Candidate spending at parish elections
For further information you can contact:
Cumbria Association of Local Councils
Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters
Phone: 01768 812663
(Samantha Bagshaw & Sonia Hutchinson)