Stowmarket Town Council looking to fill empty seat by co-opting new member

Stowmarket town council looking to co-opt new member

Stowmarket town council looking to co-opt new member - Credit: Gregg Brown

An opportunity to become a representative of a Suffolk town has become available.

At the town council elections in May, 15 candidates were elected to serve Stowmarket Town Council for a four year term.

However, as there are 16 seats on the authority, there is a vacancy which is left to be filled.

The vacancy means the town council is able to fill the empty spot by co-option.

Any person who lives, works or owns property in Stowmarket may qualify for consideration to join the council.


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Those interested are asked to write a submission expressing interest, which should not exceed 300 words.

Once received, town councillors will decide who to appoint.

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Stowmarket Town Council clerk David Blackburn said: “We are fortunate to have some excellent town councillors who give freely of their time for the good of the local community.

“We would be delighted to hear from anyone who cares passionately about Stowmarket and believes they can make a positive contribution to the future of the town.”

The deadline for receipt of expression of interest is Monday, 29th June at 5pm.

To apply, write to David Blackburn, Town Clerk, Stowmarket Town Council, Milton Road South, Stowmarket, Ipswich IP14 1EZ.

Alternatively, submissions can be submitted via emailFor more information on the role, call Mr Blackburn on 01449 776393.

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