Residents of Thorne are to go to the polls on Thursday to fill a vacant seat on the Town Council.
Thorne Moorends Town Council is holding a by-election on Thursday 13 July as they look to fill the vacant seat in the Thorne Ward which arose following the recent passing of Cllr Anne Sloman.
The election was called following a written request by electors residing in the ward and, as a result, three candidates are set to contest the seat: Craig Ellis (Labour), Karen Mundin (Independent) and Linda Powell (Community Group).
In an effort to cut costs, polling cards for this election have not been issued and the council say electors should go to their usual polling station between 7am – 10pm, giving their name and address to cast their vote in the usual way.
The six Polling Stations are: King Edward Primary School, King Edward Road; Thorne Moorends Town Council Offices, Band Room, Browns Lane; St Nicholas Church Hall, Stonegate; Portable Unit, Hatfield Road (adjacent swing bridge); Green Top Primary School, Middlebrook Lane; Thorne Brook Primary School, Wike Gate Road.
Registered electors resident in the Thorne Ward only are eligible to vote. Those registered to vote by post should have received their papers in the usual way.
Anyone requiring further information should contact Thorne Moorends Town Council on 01405 818015.
The Town Council is set to meet tonight (Tues 11 July), at the Winning Post on Marshland Road in Moorends. Planning matters, requests to use council facilities for charity events and tenders for play equipment for the Moorends Welfare & Recreation Ground are amongst the items on the agenda. The meeting starts at 7.00pm and members of the public are welcome to attend.