NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Goudhurst Ward of Goudhurst Parish Council following the death of Mr Peter Wood.

An election to fill the vacancy will be held if, within 14 days* from the date of this notice (i.e. not later than 15 March 2021), 10 electors for the Ward give written notice to the Returning Officer claiming such an election. Notice can be given by email to or in writing to: The Returning Officer, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RS

If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor please email Mrs Claire Reed, Clerk to Goudhurst Parish Council, at: for more information.

If an election is requested, under current legislation, a poll cannot take place until 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.

Claire Reed (Mrs), Clerk to Goudhurst Parish Council

23 February 2021

* In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, or bank or public holidays or any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.