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Notice of vacancy in office of Councillor

TORRIDGE DISTRICT COUNCIL

NOTICE OF VACANCY

IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

GREAT TORRINGTON TOWN COUNCIL

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that due to the resignation of Councillor Siobhan Strode a vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor for the above Town Council.

If by the 21 July 2021 (14 election days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Town, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy.

The address of the Returning Officer is Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, EX39 2QG.

A request for an election can also be scanned and emailed to elections@torridge.gov.uk and must contain a “wet ink” signature.

If no such notice is given, the Town Council will fill the vacancy through co-option.

Dated            1 July 2021

Contacting the Police

This summer, we are expecting more people to visit Devon and Cornwall and this may increase demand on the police’s contact centres. So if you have need to contact the police why not ClickB4UCall.

Devon & Cornwall Police offer a range of online services which can be used to report any non-emergency crimes and incidents including Report Crime Online, WebChat and Email 101.
If you have a question and not sure who can help then AskNED – the non-emergency directory.
dc.police.uk/ClickB4UCall

Contacting you Local Policing Team

If you have a non-urgent matter that you wish to bring to the attention of your Local Policing Team, the easiest way of contacting them is as follows :

Go to this Devon and Cornwall Police web-page here – https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/your-area/

On that page go to the Find your Local Policing Team box.

Fill in either the relevant location or post-code, or use the drop down menu to select the appropriate Neighbourhood.

Click the Search button.

Details of the Local Policing Team will then be displayed, along with a box allowing anyone to send a message to that team.  

Contacting Devon and Cornwall Police

Will 999 calls be answered?

Answering calls to the 999 number is a priority and we are making sure that we have additional resilience through training student officers to support our call handlers. Please continue to dial 999 in all emergency situations.

What is the best way to contact the police at this busy time for non-emergencies?

If possible we would ask that you use the following options before dialling 101 at this busy time.

•Click before you call – go online at devon-cornwall.police.uk/

•Check if you can find the answer yourself on AskNed

•Use the online crime reporting form

•Webchat live with the 101 service (link to this facility at bottom right of Devon and Cornwall Police homepage)

•Email the 101 service at 101@dc.police.uk

•Calling 101 phone line

If you do need to call 101 about a non emergency, please be aware that it may take longer than normal to answer your call. Perhaps consider calling at a quieter time of the day, like late evening if it is not time critical.

I have intelligence about a crime – who should I contact?

Please continue to contact the police on the details listed above. If it is an emergency call 999 or for non emergencies use the online contact options where possible.

You can also report crime and intelligence anonymously via Crimestoppers either by calling 0800 555111 or by using their online reporting system at www.crimestoppers-uk.org