NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
The Chairman and Members of Ercall Magna Parish Council invite you to join them at High Ercall Village Hall on Tuesday, 14th March 2023 at 7pm. Please note that this one week earlier than our schedule due to the pre-election period, known as Purdah.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 21st February 2023 are now available here.
SOLAR PANEL PLANNING APPLICATION - OSBASTON
Thank you to all the local residents that attended the meeting on 17th February and for your useful comments and questions. These were taken into consideration when the Councillors discussed the application on Tuesday 21st. You can see their response to the consultation within the Minutes of the meeting.
If you would like to make comments, please do so direct to Telford & Wrekin Council. This can be via the e-planning portal at telford.gov.uk or direct to the planning department by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ERCALL MAGNA NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Unfortunately, due to the upcoming elections, the Neighbourhood Plan will not be inspected by the Independent Examiner until after 4th May 2023. As soon as we have more information and a date for the referendum, we will let you know.
A copy of the document is also available at https://www.telford.gov.uk/ercallmagnandp
On May 4th, everyone will be invited to take part in the local elections for the Telford & Wrekin Borough Councillor for Ercall Magna Ward and for twelve Parish Councillors for the Ercall Magna Parish Council. The polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.
If you are interested in standing for election, please contact Telford & Wrekin Council's Election Team (email@example.com) for more information.
Who can stand for election?
A British, Irish, Commonwealth or UK citizen, who is 18 on the day of nomination and fits at least one of these criteria:
- on the register of electors for this Ward / Parish
- own or tenant land in the Ward / Parish
- your principal or only place or work is in the Ward / Parish
- live in, or within 3 miles of the parish boundary (as the crow flies)
The notice of election will be published on 27th March and nomination papers will be accepted between 28th March and 4th April - these have to be taken, in person, to Addenbrooke House, Telford.
Nomination Packs are available from Telford & Wrekin Council, or downloadable from the internet. The Electoral Commission provides detailed guidance.
If you would prefer, you can have a postal vote - you can apply for one up to 5pm on Tuesday 18th April.
This year, there are some significant changes. When you arrive at the polling station, you must have with you photographic ID - a passport or driving licence, for instance. If you do not have ID with you, you will NOT be able to vote. You will have to provide this evidence BEFORE you are issued with a ballot paper. Don't worry if you don't have one of these documents, but you must act now. Arrangements can be made for you to get a validation certificate - you must contact Telford & Wrekin Council in advance of polling day.
Privacy Screens and Mirrors will be made available in all Village Halls - for anyone who requires them when providing their ID.
There are also new accessibility requirements for anyone with a disability - further information will be available nearer to election day.