Parish Council vacancy notice




Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, following a resignation from the above named Parish Council, a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Whitminster Parish Council.

If within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 18th June 2020), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is received by the Returning Officer, either by email,, or by post, to Returning Officer, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, GL5 4UB by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, a poll will take place on the 6 May 2021 as a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020.

The Government has indicated that the situation will be kept under review, and if safe to do so, further legislation will be laid that will permit casual vacancy elections and referendums sooner than the 6 May 2021. If this is the case, we will publish a revised notice

Dated 4th June, 2020.

Signed …………………………………………….

Clerk to the Parish Council of Whitminster

Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, GL5 4UB

A hardcopy of this notice is available here


The current term of office for Whitminster Parish Council Councillors finishes at the end of April this year and an Election is due to be held on Thursday 7th May 2020 (some rescheduling may take place if we’re all infected by then!)

Nomination papers are now available from Stroud District Council offices.

Anyone who wishes to offer their experience and knowledge to the Parish through Parish Council work can find out more by contacting Daniel Lord (Parish Clerk), or by contacting the Stroud District Council Election Office in Ebley Mill ( / 01453 754 887) or speak to one of your current councillors.

More information on the role of a Parish Councillor is available on the Stroud District Council website.


Nomination forms must be submitted by hand to Stroud District Council Offices between 24th March 2020 and no later than 4pm on 8th April 2020.

Whitminster Lane road closure

Please be advised of the following temporary road closure:

Whitminster Lane, Whitminster.

This road will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 13th March 2017 to 17th March 2017. This is to allow for geotechnical investigation works by Amey working on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.

If you require any further information regarding this closure please contact Amey Gloucestershire on 08000 514514.
Whitminster Lane4, Whitminster map