October 25, 2005
Nominations open for vacant Burnham and Highbridge town council seat
Nominations are now being accepted for the vacant seat on Burnham and Highbridge town council, following the resignation of Cllr Joyce Smith.
Nomination papers can be obtained from the offices of the Returning Officer at Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater or from Eileen Shaw, Town Clerk at The Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Road, Burnham-On-Sea.
The clerk or returning officer will, at the request of any elector for the Town, prepare a nomination paper for signature.
Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR, on Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4pm, but not later than mid-day on Friday 11th November 2005.
If the election is contested, a poll will take place on Thursday 8th December 2005. Electors and their proxies should take note that applications to vote by post or by proxy must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Novenmber 30th if they are to be effective for this election.
The news comes after Liberal Democrat Joyce Smith, pictured, the ward councillor for Burnham East, resigned to spend more time with her family.
Fellow Liberal Democrat councillor Cllr Hilary Rose said that Mrs Smith had decided to go due for family reasons and had felt she could no longer give enough time to fully represent constituents in the ward.