At its meeting on Monday 14th December, the Parish Council filled the vacancy left in Pewsham Ward by Lord Lansdowne’s retirement in August earlier this year.
The vacancy had been advertised by Wiltshire Council for electors to request an election to fill the position however the Returning Officer did not receive such a request and the Parish Council was asked to fill the vacancy through the process of co-option.
The Parish advertised the vacancy in the local Parish Magazines and the Gazette and Herald and was pleased to receive 4 applications for the role. The applicants attended the Parish Council meeting on Monday 14th December 2020 to introduce themselves and answer questions from the Council before Councillors voted on who to co-opt. Marcus Lee received the majority vote and was duly appointed to the Council and will serve until May 2021 when the whole Council will be up for election.
On welcoming Marcus to the Council the Chairman also thanked the other applicants for their interest and expressed his hope that they would continue to be involved with the Council and stand for election in May 2021.