Notice of Election

Election of Three Councillors 

for the 

Charlton Horethorne Parish Council 

  • An election is to be held for three Councillors for the Charlton Horethorne Parish Council.
  • Forms of nomination paper may be obtained from the Returning Officer, The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil BA20 2HT.

Copies of the nomination papers can be downloaded from www.southsomerset.gov.uk. Copies can also by requested by telephoning 01935 462462 or by emailing elections@southsomerset.gov.uk 

  • Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2HT between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm on any working day after the date of this notice (excluding Bank Holidays) but not later than 4 pm on Friday 17th June 2022.
  • If an election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 14 July 2022.
  • Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday 28 June 2022. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
  • New applications to vote by post and requests to cancel or change an existing postal or proxy vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at The Council Offices Brympton Way Yeovil by 5 pm on Wednesday 29 June 2022, if they are to be effective for this election.
  • New applications to vote by proxy except on the grounds of a medical emergency must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at The Council Offices Brympton Way Yeovil by 5 pm on Wednesday 6 July 2022, if they are to be effective for this election.
  • Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil BA20 2HT by 5 pm on Thursday 14 July 2022. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Wednesday 6 July 2022. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Wednesday 6 July 2022.

Dated: Monday 6th June 2022 

Jill Byron 

Printed & Published by the Returning Officer, The Council Offices Brympton Way Yeovil Somerset BA20 2HT. 

Charlton Horethorne is a QUALITY Council

The Parish Council is pleased to announce that the national Local Council Award Scheme Accreditation Panel has awarded us Quality status.  We understand that the panel commended the application generally and made particular reference to the council’s website, our training record and the evidence of consulting the community. The panel also commended the schedule for implementing the recommendations in the Community Plan. It was impressed by the process for reaching the decision to decide whether to have a community plan or a neighbourhood plan and the actual Community Plan which was produced. The panel cited the setting up of the Community Land Trust with the aim of providing affordable housing and the ambition to include some employment units as a great achievement for the council. We are proud to say that the panel generally found the achievements of the council to be excellent, particularly given the size of the council, the clerk’s hours and the level of resources.

We feel that such an award and commendation is not just a recognition of what we have been trying to achieve as a parish council supported by our excellent clerk, but also a tribute to the people within the parish. There is a strong community feeling, a can do attitude and a terrific willingness to volunteer. Attendance at the parish council meetings and annual parish meeting have been impressive and we have welcomed the contributions people have made to the discussions. The 60% response rate to the Community Plan was exceptional and way above the average. The time that people have been willing to put in to making things happen to implement the resulting policies has been amazing, from the community speed watch to improve road safety through to the celebration of Feast Day as well as walks leaflets, finger post restoration, large membership of the community land trust board and the community spring clean.