Parish Councillor Casual Vacancy

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NORTON CANES PARISH COUNCIL 

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY

 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (SEC. 87(2))

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Norton Canes following the resignation of Paul Sanders and Julia Walker

Rule 8(1) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (Amendment) Rules, 1986, provides that on a casual vacancy occurring in the office of Councillor of a Parish, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if, within fourteen days (computed as stated below*) after public notice of the vacancy has been given in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act, 1972, notice in writing of a request for such an election has been given to the Proper Officer of the Council within which the Parish is situate by TEN registered electors for the electoral area**.

The Proper Officer is: Ginetta Adams

The Returning Officer,

Cannock Chase District Council,

Civic Centre,

Beecroft Road,

Cannock

WS11 1BG

 

E-mail: ElectionsOffice@cannockchasedc.gov.uk

 

The deadline for submitting the written request for an election to fill the vacancy is: 22nd April 2024.

 

 

Dated:  2nd April 2024

Become a Councillor – co-option

Do you want to make a difference and are passionate about you community?

Following our recent elections, Norton Canes Parish Council are now co-opting a new Councillor, to apply you need to be:

A UK resident or a member of the commonwealth for a minimum of 12 months.

Live within 3 miles of or work within Norton Canes.

Be 18 years or over.

If you would like to apply please send your CV along with a statement of what you would bring to the council to:

Parish Clerk: Ginetta Adams
Email: clerk@nortoncanesparishcouncil.gov.uk
Address: Norton Canes Parish Council
Parish Office
Burntwood Road
Norton Canes
WS11 9RE

Parish Councillor Casual Vacancy

NORTON CANES PARISH COUNCIL 

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY

 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (SEC. 87(2))

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Norton Canes following the resignation of Alan Bilbie.

Rule 8(1) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (Amendment) Rules, 1986, provides that on a casual vacancy occurring in the office of Councillor of a Parish, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if, within fourteen days (computed as stated below*) after public notice of the vacancy has been given in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act, 1972, notice in writing of a request for such an election has been given to the Proper Officer of the Council within which the Parish is situate by TEN registered electors for the electoral area**.

The Proper Officer is:

The Returning Officer,

Cannock Chase District Council,

Civic Centre,

Beecroft Road,

Cannock

WS11 1BG

 

E-mail: ElectionsOffice@cannockchasedc.gov.uk

 

The deadline for submitting the written request for an election to fill the vacancy is: 11 March 2024.

 

 

Dated:  20 February 2024

Young Creativity Shines Bright in Norton Canes.

Winners Announced for Children’s Christmas Light Competition.
The festive spirit is alive and glowing in Norton Canes as the winners of the Children’s Christmas Light Competition have been announced. The competition, organised by the Norton Canes Parish Council, invited children to unleash their imagination and design their own Christmas lights, with the promise that the winning designs would be transformed into full-sized illuminated displays for the community to enjoy.
After much anticipation, the winners have been revealed, and their designs have been brought to life as stunning Christmas lights that are now on display at the Norton Canes Parish Council Office. The winners are:
1st prize: Lydia, year 5 at Jerome Primary School, with her enchanting Snowman design.
2nd prize: T Hughes, year 2 at Jerome Primary School, for a delightful Christmas Tree design.
3rd prize: Evelyn Haines, year 6 at Jerome Primary School, with a creative and festive Train design.
The competition received an overwhelming response from the young residents of Norton Canes, and the creativity and talent displayed in the entries made the judging process a delightful challenge. The winning designs truly capture the magic and joy of the holiday season.
“We are thrilled to see the incredible talent and creativity displayed by the children of Norton Canes,” said Cllr John Preece, Chairman of the Norton Canes Parish Council. “The Children’s Christmas Light Competition has been a resounding success, and we are delighted to see the community come together to celebrate the festive season in such a unique and heartwarming way.”
Given the overwhelming response and the success of the competition, the Norton Canes Parish Council is excited to announce that they will be running the competition again in 2024. Parents and children who are interested in participating are encouraged to contact Council Clerk Ginetta Adams via email at clerk@nortoncanesparishcouncil.gov.uk to request an application form or down load an application form here https://nortoncanesparishcouncil.gov.uk/…/Compentition… As this Years winner was the wonderful Snowman, the council would like to see other designs for 2024, so why not get creative over the Christmas Holidays.

Village Lantern Parade 2024

On Sunday, December 3rd, the festive spirit was in full swing as the community of Norton Canes came together for the highly anticipated Christmas Lantern Parade. The event, which commenced at 5 pm from the community center, was organized by the Norton Canes Parish Council and has become a cherished annual tradition, marking the beginning of the holiday season for local residents.

The Parade, a dazzling display of lights and merriment, was led by the Council Chairman, Councillor John Preece, and the Vice Chairman, Councillor Josh Newbury, who added a touch of whimsy to the occasion by donning delightful elf costumes and Santa rode in his sleigh. Their infectious energy and festive attire set the tone for an evening filled with joy and excitement.

A standout feature of the Christmas Lantern Parade is the active participation of the local school children, who eagerly craft their own lanterns in the lead-up to the event. These homemade lanterns, each a unique creation, serve as a glowing testament to the creativity and enthusiasm of the young participants. The sight of these radiant lanterns bobbing through the streets adds an enchanting and heartwarming element to the parade.

As darkness descended, the community streets were illuminated by the warm, golden glow of the lanterns, casting a magical ambiance over the entire event. Families and friends gathered along the parade route, eagerly awaiting the procession and soaking up the festive atmosphere. The sense of community and togetherness was palpable as the sound of laughter and cheerful chatter filled the air.

The Christmas Lantern Parade is a testament to the power of community spirit and the joy of coming together to celebrate the holiday season. It provides an opportunity for residents of all ages to share in the magic of the holidays, fostering a sense of unity and belonging within the Norton Canes community.

Following the parade, the celebrations continued with a variety of activities, including live music, seasonal refreshments, and perhaps a visit from a certain well-known gift-giver in a red suit. The event served as a hub of festive cheer, allowing neighbours to connect and revel in the shared excitement of the season.

The Norton Canes Parish Council, with the unwavering support of dedicated volunteers and participants, has once again succeeded in organizing a spectacular and heartwarming Christmas Lantern Parade. The event not only brings joy to the community but also showcases the spirit of generosity and camaraderie that defines the holiday season.

As the lanterns dimmed and the evening drew to a close, the memories of the Christmas Lantern Parade will continue to resonate, serving as a source of warmth and inspiration throughout the holiday season and beyond. This cherished tradition stands as a shining example of the magic that can be created when a community comes together in the spirit of love and celebration.

Party in the Park – 8th July 2023

Norton Canes Parish Council will be holding their annual Party in the Park on Saturday 8th July 2023, the event is due to start at 1.30pm through to 9.30pm.

We have booked lots of children’s entertainment including A Fun Bus, Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Glitter Bar, Balloon Man and even free Popcorn and Candy Floss, we even have some activities for those big kids among us, such as Rodeo Bull and Bungie Run.

There will be live Music through out the day from:

Abba Gems

Andy G does UB40

Hangover Pending

Bloke

 

We also have 20 market stalls booked with a variety of food and craft items.

 

Every one is welcome to come along to the fun day, we look forward to seeing you there.

Become a Councillor – co-option

Do you want to make a difference and are passionate about you community?

Following our recent elections, Norton Canes Parish Council are now co-opting 5 new councillors, to apply you need to be:

A UK resident or a member of the commonwealth for a minimum of 12 months.

Live within 3 miles of or work within Norton Canes.

Be 18 years or over.

If you would like to apply please send your CV along with a statement of what you would bring to the council to:

Parish Clerk: Ginetta Adams
Email: clerk@nortoncanesparishcouncil.gov.uk
Address: Norton Canes Parish Council
Parish Office
Burntwood Road
Norton Canes
WS11 9RE

Coronation of King Charles III – Saturday 6th May

Norton Canes Parish Council are pleased to announce that they are holding an event to celebrate to Coronation of King Charles III on Saturday 6th May at Norton Canes Community Centre, the event will start a 10am to around 3.30pm and will include a screening of the coronation,  an afternoon style buffet, a performance from “The Backstreet Company” and lots of give away’s on the day.

This is a ticketed event at £2.00 which can be purchased from the Parish Office or Norton Canes Library.

Merry Christmas

Everyone at Norton Canes Parish Council would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, we look forward to working with you in 2023.

The Parish Office is now closed until 10am Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

Any email received in this time will be dealt with on our return.

white and red wooden cross

Remembrance Parade

Norton Canes Parish Council will be holding its Remembrance Parade Sunday 13th November, this will leave at Jerome School at 10.15am and arrive at St James Church at around 10.35am, this will be followed by a service and readings from Father Nail, 2 minutes silence and wreath laying.

Please be aware that there will be a road closure in place during this time, however all residents are welcome to join us on foot.