All parish seats will be up for election on 2nd May and any existing Members, who wish to continue, will have to stand for election alongside any new candidates.
To maintain impartiality the clerk cannot assist sitting or prospective members with their applications and, consequently, Derbyshire Dales District Council will not be supplying nomination packs to Parish and Town Clerks. Those who wish to stand can download nomination packs from our website at:
The returning officer has arranged a briefing for prospective candidates at Matlock Town Hall at 6.00pm on Tuesday 19 February 2019 when she will outline what the role entails and the nomination process. This is open to anyone interested in standing for election in Derbyshire Dales.
There will be a further briefing for confirmed candidates on Tuesday 9 April 2019, also at Matlock Town Hall at 6.00pm. On this occasion the Returning Officer will point out some election do’s and don’ts and also provide details of the counting arrangements. All confirmed candidates and agents (where appropriate) are invited.
The Returning Officer will accept nominations at Matlock Town Hall:
- 18 March – 3 April (between 10am and 4pm)
At the Agricultural Business Centre Bakewell:
- Friday 22 March – 2pm – 4pm
- Monday 25 March – 10am – 12 noon
At Ashbourne Town Hall:
- Friday 22 March – 10 am – 12 noon
- Monday 25 March – 2pm – 4pm
Whilst not mandatory, candidates are strongly advised to make an appointment during the above times, by calling 01629 761335, to avoid delay and to allow the Returning Officer and her staff to carry out an informal check of the nomination so that any errors or omissions can be rectified prior to formal submission.