CANDIDATES standing in the September Whitehill Town Council by-election have been named.
The by-election was called after resignations left two of the town council’s 15 seats empty. If 10 or more residents request an election then one is called and, if not, the council is permitted to fill the vacancies as it chooses, normally through co-option.
But following demands for a full poll, the by-election will take place on Monday, September 4, between 7am and 10pm.
The candidates hoping to fill the vacant seat for the Whitehill Deadwater Ward are: Ian Greenep, independent; Charles Greenway, Conservative; Andy Tree, Whitehill & Bordon Community Party; and Paul Wigman, Liberal Democrat.
The candidates for the Whitehill Hogmoor Ward seat are: Phillip Davies, Conservative; Tony Gray, Liberal Democrat; and Jason Toovey, Whitehill & Bordon Community Party.
The polling stations are the Forest Community Centre, in Pinehill Road, Bordon, and Whitehill Village Hall, Whitehill.
Electors for these wards should note that if they want to vote by post or proxy, instead of at their polling station, they can download forms at www.yourvotemat
ters.co.uk. Applications for postal votes must be received by 5pm next Thursday and applications for proxy votes by 5pm on August 24.
If you are not on the electoral register go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, and register by 11.59pm next Wednesday.
Application forms are also available from Becki Wimsett on 01730 234048. People should not wait for poll cards to arrive as it may then be too late.