Councillor sought to replace ex-mayor who stands down

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A councillor vacancy has arisen on Pocklington Town Council, after former mayor Ann Cox resigned.

Ms Cox was Mayor of Pocklington from 2013-14, and has been a member of the town council since 2011. However, she has decided to stand down due to work commitments.

During her time on the council, she has been heavily involved in the organisation of the Festival of Christmas in Pocklington, and she has played a key role in the town’s annual Summer Fair since she helped start the event in 2013 during her term as mayor. She also helped reinstate the Pocklington Bonfire Night event.

Ms Cox said: “I have enjoyed it and met some lovely people. I would maybe think about going back in year’s time. The thing I enjoyed the most was getting the summer fair and bonfire night running. When I joined my objective was to start things for the town.”

Warter Parish Council also has a vacancy for a councillor. A by-election to fill either vacancy will be held if ten electors from the town or parish write to the chief executive of East Riding Council at County Hall, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 9BA, claiming an election. The deadline for Pocklington residents is Wednesday (18 November), and the deadline for Warter residents is 20 November. Otherwise, the parish council can elect a new member from those who have expressed an interest. To discuss the Pocklington role, call Richard Wood on 01759 304851. Call Mrs L Jones on 01377 217512 to discuss the Warter role.