The Returning Officer of Telford & Wrekin Council has confirmed that Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 requests from electors has not been fulfilled and the Council can now fill the three (3) casual vacancies by co-option.
Casual Vacancy (a) Malinslee Ward
Casual Vacancy (b) Malinslee Ward
Casual Vacancy (c) Dawley Ward
If you are interested in being a councillor you can download the following document that gives you an insight into what it entails: http://www.nalc.gov.uk/library/publications/804-it-takes-all-sorts/file or contact the Town Clerk for a paper copy.
Written expressions of interest from persons wishing to serve as a councillor need to be submitted to the Town Clerk by no later than 3.00 pm on Friday 28th August 2020.
Prospective candidates are asked to include in their expression of interest a short personal statement giving the reasons for being interested in joining the Town Council and what particular set of skills and experience they feel they can bring to the role. Prospective candidates are also asked to indicate within the expression of interest which casual vacancy they wish to be consider for, this may be just one but can be more than one or all three.
All expressions of interest will be considered by Councillors at Great Dawley Town Council at a meeting specifically called with a view to filling the casual vacancies by co-option. Any person(s) who express an interest will be invited to this meeting and must be available to attend this Council meeting to answer any questions raised by Councillors. Notice of this meeting will be advised 7 days in advance.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and the changes in legislation dated 7th April 2020, the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, allows for all local authority meetings to be held remotely, either by video or telephone conferencing, live streaming or web chat.
Clerk to Great Dawley Town Council
Dawley Day is a popular community event hosted annually by Great Dawley Town Council and although we could not host the date as we normally would, we held a 'Virtual Dawley Day' on Saturday 20th June 2020.
The musicians that were due to play on stage instead provided a short video performance for us pop on our Facebook Page for the day. We would like to say a big thank you to all them, performing from their homes for you to enjoy from the safety of yours.
Market traders and local businesses also took part in the online celebration, recognising Great Dawley as a great community to be part of. They joined in with the #proudofdawley video montage with Councillors and staff, so a big thanks to them and also to the community for continuing to support us during these times.
Follow our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages for updates on up-coming events that you can get involved with over the Summer. We have lots planned....watch this space!
Great Dawley Town Council have launched the Great Dawley Community Knitting Challenge for the community to get involved and start knitting during the current lock down and social isolation of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Great Dawley Town Council are encouraging the community to knit an 20cm (8 inch) colourful square. The donated squares will then be sewn into blankets and donated to the hospital, hospice and various charities across Telford.
Community Partners have agreed to collection points located within their businesses and these collection points are located at Co-Op in Dawley Bank, Co-Op in Dawley High Street and Tesco Express in Malinslee Centre where you will be able to leave your donated squares.
The Great Dawley Community Knitting Challenge launched on Monday 8th June 2020 and we will be collecting donations until Friday 28th August 2020.
The Town Council are hoping that the whole community will get involved and want to thank the Community Partners for being collection points and thank those in the community who will be taking part for their support and donations.
The main aims for this knitting challenge is not only to provide blankets donations to hospitals, hospice and various charities but for people in the community to learn a new skill, or re-start their knitting but to also help people who may be feeling isolated and lonely to feel they can be active at home.
“On behalf of the Town Council we would like to encourage as many members of the community to get involved and donate the knitted squares to make a number of blankets to donate to the deserving charities.” - Councillor Shaun Davies, Chair of Great Dawley
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