Parish calls for new councillor following death

A VACANCY has arisen to be a Somercotes Parish Councillor after the sad death of councillor Jim Spibey.

Cllr Spibey passed away peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2011, at his home, aged 80.

The authority says the vacancy will be filled by election if, within 14 days after today, February 16, no less than ten electors give notice in writing to the chief executive, Amber Valley Borough Council, PO Box 15, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3XE asking for an election to be held to fill the vacancy.

If an election is not requested, the vacancy will be filled by the Parish Council. The 14 day period exclude the weekend.