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Notice of Co-option of Five Town Councillors

Following an uncontested election, Telscombe Town Council has 5 vacancies which it can fill by co-option.   Four are in the Telscombe Cliffs ward and one in the East Saltdean ward.

Telscombe Town Council invites applications from candidates who satisfy the eligibility for being a Councillor and the competencies listed in the person specification – see attached Co-option Policy, application form, eligibility criteria and person specification.

The Town Council is not obliged to co-opt to fill any vacancy or to select anyone from the candidates who apply.

The Council meets once every other month on the third Wednesday of the month. Sub-Committees also meet once every other month on either a Monday or Wednesday, depending on bank holidays (apart from the Planning & Highways Committee which meets once every 3 weeks).   If you would like to know more about the role, please contact the Town Clerk.

If you are interested in serving as a Town Councillor, please complete and return a completed application to the Town Clerk at Telscombe Civic Centre, 360 South Coast Road, Telscombe Cliffs, East Sussex, BN10 7ES or via email to    Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 9th May 2023.  Candidates will be invited to speak at the Annual Town Council meeting to be held on Wednesday 17th May 2023, after which a vote by Councillors will take place.

This notice and Telscombe Town Council’s co-option policy can be downloaded here:  Notice of Co-option for 5 vacancies 

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