Decision details

Temporary Appointment to Casterton Parish Council

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To note the temporary appointments to Casterton Parish Council


The Solicitor to the Council reported that, under the Local Government Act 1972, the Council had the power to make temporary appointments to any Parish Council that might be inquorate.  She informed Members that Casterton Parish Council had become inquorate following the recent election, having had only one nomination for five vacancies.  The minimum number of members for that Parish Council to be quorate was three.  The Council had, therefore, made an Order to appoint three temporary Parish Councillors so that it could be quorate.


Further nominations for an election scheduled to be held in June had meant that the Council would now be quorate and that the Order for temporary appointments would fall away.  There had been three nominations and so the Parish Council would have four Members with one vacancy that they had the power to co-opt to.  The temporarily appointed Parish Councillors would cease to be Parish Councillors on 13 June 2019 when the new Members took up their role.


It was proposed by Councillor Matt Severn, seconded by Councillor Suzie Pye and subsequently unanimously


RESOLVED – That the temporary appointments to Casterton Parish Council of District Ward Councillors Kevin Lancaster and Ian Mitchell and County Councillor Nick Cotton, as detailed within the report, be noted.

Report author: Debbie Storr

Publication date: 07/06/2019

Date of decision: 21/05/2019

Decided at meeting: 21/05/2019 - Council

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