Sturminster Newton is a rural town in North Dorset approximately 9 miles from Blandford to the East and 13 miles from Shaftesbury to the North at the heart of the Blackmore Vale. It has a current population of approximately 4500. The town is mentioned in the Domesday Book and some present day residents can trace their ancestors back for centuries.
The last fifteen years have witnessed considerable changes, but thanks to the vision and efforts of its residents and business community the town retains its character and vitality, it remains a friendly and popular place to live, work and visit. It is well known for The Exchange, a vibrant performing arts and community centre and also the North Dorset Trailway - a popular starting point for walkers and cyclists exploring the area. Sturminster Water Mill is an iconic landmark alongside the rare multi-arched bridge.
Sturminster Newton Town Council has 11 Town Councillors and 8 members of staff.
NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
STURMINSTER NEWTON TOWN COUNCIL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Nahla Summers has ceased to be a Member of the Town Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Town.
If within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 14 April, 2023), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made either in writing to the Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Dorset Council, County Hall, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by TEN electors for the Town, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place not later than 21 June 2023.
Dated 23 March 2023 Ms K Squire Clerk to Sturminster Newton Town Council
* In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday or day appointed for thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.