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Eaglestone Ward By Election Nomination Pack

If you want to stand as a candidate for the upcoming Eaglestone by – election, (there is an eligibility criteria that applies), please see below the link to a nomination pack for you to fill in, along with a Candidates Guide.

There are further links to the Election Timetable and the Notice of Election.

If the by election is contested the vote will take place on Thursday 17th November 2019. 

Please note the nomination papers must be hand delivered to the Milton Keynes Council Civic Offices.

You will need to call ahead on (01908) 254706 and arrange an appointment between 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday, (so that the Elections Department at Milton Keynes Council can check if the form has been filled in correctly and if any amendments are required), from Friday 18th October 2019 and before 4:00pm on Friday 25 October 2019.

Woughton – Eaglestone Nomination Pack   Candidates Guide

Election Time Table  Notice Of Election

Notice of Vacancy for Eaglestone Ward – September 2019

Please see below a notice of vacancy which occurred for the office of Councillor for the Eaglestone Ward of the Parish of Woughton Community Council.

Ten (10) Electors of the ward have fourteen (14) days from today’s date (Monday 16th September 2019) to contact Milton Keynes Council to request an election.

If a request for an election has not been made Woughton Community Council can co-opt to fill the vacancy.

To be eligible for election, a person MUST:

  • Must live within 4.8 kilometres (three miles) of the parish.
  • Be 18 years of age on the day of nomination.
  • Be a British citizen, Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of another Member State of the European Community.
  • Be shown in the register of electors in the local government area for which he or she intends to stand as a candidate; or
  • Have resided in the area for a period of one year; or
  • Have occupied as owner or tenant land in the area for one year; or
  • Have had his or her principal, or only place of work in the area for one year.

Candidates are advised to complete as many of the qualifications that apply, because if a candidate only satisfies the first qualification, (that of being a local government elector) and subsequently ceases to be registered, he or she will be disqualified from holding office.

Further information and guidance on what to do as a candidate can be found on the Electoral Commission website.

WOUGHTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL

TAKE NOTE THAT A VACANCY HAS OCCURRED IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR FOR THE EAGLESTONE WARD OF THE PARISH COUNCIL OF WOUGHTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCAL ELECTIONS (PARISHES & COMMUNITIES) (ENGLAND & WALES) RULES 2006 AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD IF, WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS OF THE DATE BELOW, NOTICE IN WRITING REQUESTING SUCH AN ELECTION IS GIVEN BY TEN ELECTORS OF THE PARISH TO: –

SHARON BRIDGLALSINGH

RETURNING OFFICER

MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL

CIVIC OFFICES

1, SAXON GATE EAST

MILTON KEYNES

MK9 3EJ

IN THE EVENT OF NO SUCH REQUEST FOR AN ELECTION BEING RECEIVED, THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL FILL THE VACANCY BY CO-OPTION AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE DATE.

ANY QUALIFIED PERSON WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

DATED THIS 16th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2019.

SIGNED: Steve McNay

(Parish Clerk / Council Manager)

Councillor Kevin Wilson MBE

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Cllr Kevin Wilson, who passed away yesterday afternoon (7th May 2019). Cllr Wilson had been unwell for some time and despite the treatment and support from the NHS that he supported so passionately and his stubborn determination to go when he was good and ready, his body refused to comply with his spirit and determination.

Kevin first became a Parish Councillor back in 1983 with Woughton Parish Council and served there, with the new Woughton Community Council and with Milton Keynes Council. He was a member of many consultatory boards, represented both the parish and the wider city at regional and national level and never lost his determination to see improvements and inclusivity across all areas. With a focus on reducing inequality, a passion for local governance and decision making and an ability to retain the strangest bits of knowledge in a mind that was astonishingly quick, his never-ending energy drove his colleagues and organisations forward.

Cllr Wilson was well respected across the political spectrum and was a staunch advocate for democracy. His influence on the very local councils (parish, town and community) has led to a strong sector within Milton Keynes (one of the few fully parished urban areas) and his support is felt widely through his work with the National Association of Local Councils, the Cooperative Councils Network and his lobbying of national government to promote and protect the sector. His support in the creation of parish councils across Milton Keynes and his continued work to increase their role will be a significant legacy for the city.

Our thoughts are with his wife Pam, his family and those closest to him who, alongside his work, knew him as someone who doted on his grandchildren, enjoyed Saturdays at the MK Dons and never ever turned down the chance of a good debate.

He will be missed by people across the parish, the city and the sector.

Festival 2019 – Four Bridges 2

 

Following the success of our inaugural event in 2018, we are in the early stages of planning our 2019 event.

It will be taking place at Two Halls Park on Coffee Hall and the date to save in your diary is

Saturday 13th July between 12 – 4pm. 

We are eager to see it bigger and better, with MORE activities, MORE local groups, MORE food and drink stalls and new for 2019, craft village, demonstration area, wellbeing tent and more.

We are looking for:
  • Groups, companies or charities that want a stall (sales, fundraising, information – tell us what you want)
  • Food stalls – the more diverse the better
  • Crafters, to be part of the Craft Village. Sell your creations, show your skills (you could also be part of the demonstration area).
  • Groups or individuals that might like to do a demonstration – performance, specialist skills – tell uswhat you would like to do and we’ll see what we can do.
  • Individuals or companies that would like to provide services in the Wellbeing Tent – this is a space for pampering, so massage, nail bar, Reiki, aromatherapy – whatever you have to offer!
  • People to support the event on the day – stewards, people to help on stalls, litter pickers – again, whatever you are able to offer.

If you would like to be involved, please contact us at events@woughtoncommunitycouncil.gov.uk

Communities and Environment Fund

The Communities and Environment Fund (previously known as Grant Aid) is a local grant scheme aimed at improving the quality of life of people who live, work and visit the Woughton Community Council area.

Applications can be made at any time throughout the year and notification decision will be made within twelve weeks of receiving a completed application.

For further details concerning our funding program, please contact us on 01908 395681 or via email to reception@woughtoncommunitycouncil.gov.uk

We would strongly encourage you to read the updated guidance notes prior to submitting an application. This can be found below.
Communities and Environment Fund Guidance Notes

You can download application forms below. If you would like to complete electronically, the ‘e-version’ allows you to complete the form, save and return by email.

There is also a PDF version that can be printed, completed and returned.

CandE Fund application form June 2019 (e-version)2

CandE Fund application form June 2019 PDF 2

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