From 30 Nov 2017 to 20 Dec 2017
Notice of Casual Vacancy for the Parish of Dawlish (Central Ward)
contact the town council for more details. If there are no candidates by on or before 20th December then the town council will be allowed to co-opt.
Parish and Town Council vacancies
If a seat becomes vacant on a Parish or Town Council, the Clerk is required to give public notice of it. To call an election, 10 or more electors for the electoral area need to make a request, in writing, and within 14 working days of the date of the notice. The request or requests must be sent to the Proper Officer of the District Council. If enough requests are received the Returning Officer will set the date of the election which must be within 60 days of the date of the notice of vacancy. If enough requests have not been received by the due date, the Town or Parish Council is allowed to make their own arrangements to fill the vacancy by co-option.
If you live in Central Ward (which is roughly from Marine Garage area inwards towards the town - but if in doubt check!) and you would like there to be an election (as opposed to to the town council making a co-option) then you must let the electoral officer at Teignbridge know of your wish before 20th December.
You must live in Central Ward for your request to be valid.
Elections will be held on Thursday 15th Feb for
1 x Dawlish Town Councilor for Central Ward
1x Teignbridge District Councillor for Dawish North East and Central Ward
The candidates are:
Teignbridge District Council
Angela Fenne - Conservative
Martin Wrigley - Lib Dem
Dawlish Town Council
Lin Goodman-Bradbury - Lib Dem
Tanzey King -Labour
Michael Stubbs - Conservative
If you live in any of these Roads, Streets etc below then you live in Central Ward so will be able to vote for the new town councillor as well as for a new Teignbridge District Councillor.
Alexandra Road Priory Road Elm Grove Drive
Barton Hill Queen Street Elm Grove Road
Belvedere Court Shaftesbury Close Elmwood Crescent
Brookdale Cottage Stockton Avenue Exeter Road
Brookdale Terrace Stockton Hill Fairlea Close
Brunswick Cottages The Lawn, The Strand Fairlea Road
Brunswick Place The Mews Fay Road
Carlton Terrace The Strand Firbank Road
Cleveland Place Third Court Gatehouse Rise
Gatehouse Hill Trumans Place, High Street Gilpin Close
Haldon Terrace Wallace Avenue Goodridge Close
High Street West Cliff Grove Court
Hospital Hill Ashley Way Henty Avenue
Lawn Hill Beach Street Henty Close
Lawn Terrace Broom Close High House Close
Leigham Court Burch Gardens Higher Drive
Marine Parade Carhaix Way Holman Close
Mews Court Celtic Fields Iddesleigh Terrace
Orchard Close Coastguard Cottages Kingsdown Close
Orchard Gardens Commercial Road Kingsdown Crescent
Park Road Cousens Close Lamacraft Close
Plantation Terrace East Hill Close Lambert Close
Priory Gardens East Hill Gardens Lanherne
Priory Hill East Hill Road Little Week Close
Little Week Lane Underhay Close
Little Week Road Veryan Close
Lower Drive Wilbury Way
Marston Close Woodhayes Close
Mayflower Close Wychwood Close
Meldrum Close Priory Park Road
Morlaix Close Elm Grove Close
Newlands Little Week Gardens
Oak Park Villas
Old Gatehouse Road
San Remo Terrace
Sea Lawn Terrace
and click here for map of Dawlish Central and North East ward to see if you are eligible to vote in the District councillor by-election
Foregone conclusion, why bother?
Is it to early to know who the candidates are?
D'oh! Thanks Lynn, I obviously scrolled down too quickly..
Interesting, there's one who I'd hate to see as a District Councillor - too much weight thrown around whilst Mayor. And what a shame it's all along political lines.
Not much choice at all for TDC :(
The choice will be narrower at the next local election, as I’m sure Alison Foden will stand for her beloved Lib Dem party. At least she’d finally be honest about her political affiliations.
Just a reminder that the by elections take place this coming Thursday (15th Feb).
Who ever is voted in will more than likely not make a dent against those already in charge.
Who like to use Dawlish for their own wacky, expensive and irrelevant projects rather than assist Dawlish to evolve into a thriving sea side town and not a fun fair.
Polling day tomorrow - Thursday 15th Feb.
Polling stations open until 10.00pm
I have never missed a chance to vote in any election national or local but i am for the first time sat here wondering is it really worth bothering.
Back in the seventies I saw graffitti with an anarchist symbol that said, "If voting ever changed anything they would make it illegal." However I still cast my vote, for what it is worth (sigh).
Been told that the Lib Dems have won both the District Council seat and the town council seat.
Teignbridge Distict Council
Elected: Martin Wrigley (Lib Dem) votes = 1287
Unelected Angela Fenne (Conservative) votes = 535
Dawlish Town Council
Elected: Lin Goodman-Bradbury (Lib Dem) votes = 529
Unelected: Tanzey King (Lab) votes = 201
Unelected: Mike Stubbs (Con) votes = 411
What does vicks place the vote on, Personality, policy or a political party of choice? Or none of those.
At least Dawlish Town Council is 8 Conservatives and 8 others, so decisions will not be a done deal and will be decided through discussion and not by towing the party line.
The below was copied from the updated councillors page at TDC showing the political composition now with Cllr Wrigley on the list:
The council consists of 46 Councillors who represent 25 electoral wards.
The political composition of the council is:
The Tories grip is now slipping, which means that if the Lib Dems and the Independents combine on crucial issues then all Tories will have to turn up or potentially risk not getting the votes needed to push agenda items through. Meetings at TDC could be interesting, especially in relation to planning etc. and the Tories will be made more accountable as they were in relation to Warren Farm and the SANGS. So it will be interesting in the comming months as to how it will all unfold.