Vacancy for Councillor


PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the parish of Much Wenlock following the resignation on 8thSeptember 2019 of Councillor Graham Edgcumbe Venning.

Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities)(England and Wales) Rules 2006 now applies.

The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.*  The request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules,**of the date of this notice. The fourteen – day period ends on 27thSeptember 2019.

What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?

Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply. The Town Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.


The Returning Officer’s address is:

Electoral Services, Shropshire Council,

Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND


The telephone number for further guidance is 0345 678 9015


This notice is dated:      

 9thSeptember 2019

Issued by:                                                  

Trudi Barrett BA (Hons)

Town Clerk

Casual vacancy Sept 2019



Extraordinary Town Council Meeting – Thursday, 15th August

An extraordinary meeting of Much Wenlock Town Council will be held on Thursday, 15th August at 7.00pm at the Guildhall.  The main business of the meeting will be to consider the Council’s response to Shropshire Council’s Strategic Sites Consultation, with specific reference to development of the Ironbridge Power Station site.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to offer their views and make representations at the meeting during the public session.  On this occasion, at the Chairman’s discretion, it will not be necessary to give prior notice of your wish to speak.

The proposed development of the Power Station site will have a significant impact on all surrounding towns and villages and members of the community are encouraged to attend the meeting to make their views known to the Town Council.

Residents are also urged to respond to the consultation directly to Shropshire Council by the deadline of 9th September 2019.  The documents are available to view in Much Wenlock Library or on the Shropshire Council website: