Letter: Search is on for new councillor

We currently have a vacancy for a councillor which will be chosen by co-option by the existing councillors.

Applications are requested from interested people who are asked to submit a CV together with a covering letter to the Town Clerk, The Old Courthouse, 37 George Street, Pocklington, YO42 2DH, or by email to townclerk@pocklington.gov.uk by Friday 8 January 2016.

Applicants must be over 18 years, live within three miles of Pocklington or work in the town and be a British Citizen. Meetings are held every two weeks on a Wednesday evening.

This is an unpaid position but travelling expenses will be reimbursed when attending training.

We are presently under-represented by ladies and younger people on the council and would welcome applications from such groups, however all applicants will be treated equally and fairly.It is an interesting position as the council are soon to embark on creating a Neighbourhood Development Plan. We are also in the middle of refurbishing Pocklington Arts Centre, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2016.

Richard Wood

Clerk,

Pocklington Town Council