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Local news.

An appeal is being made for a new member of Sleaford Town Council to come forward and fill a vacancy at the authority.

Coun Luke Mitchell stepped down from being a member for Navigation Ward last month due to ill health.

The authority decided to launch a co-option process to find a replacement at an extraordinary meeting on Christmas Eve.

Applications are invited and should be made to the council offices in Carre Street.

With the possibility of there being more than one applicant, the council has asked applicants to supply brief details about themselves on the form available from the council offices. This will be regarded as an ‘expression of interest’ in the vacancy.

A person is eligible to be a councillor if they are 18 or over and they are a British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen.

They must also be on the electoral register for the parish, or have owned or tenanted land or premises in the parish during the whole of the 12 months leading up to their nomination or election, or had the parish as their principal or only place of work or lived within 4.8km of the parish’s boundary during the same time period.

Council officers, someone who is bankrupt and those who have recently been in prison are excluded. Expressions of interest should be received at the town council offices by the end of Monday, January 19, to co-opt on January 28.