Axe Brue Election Results – 28th October 2013

 

LAND DRAINAGE ACT 1991

LAND DRAINAGE (ELECTION OF DRAINAGE BOARDS) REGULATIONS 1938 (SR & O 1938 No.558)

As amended by THE LAND DRAINAGE (ELECTION OF DRAINAGE BOARDS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1977 (SI 1977 No. 366)

And as amended in consequence of THE LAND DRAINAGE ACT 1991

AXE BRUE INTERNAL DRAINAGE BOARD

CERTIFICATE OF RETURNING OFFICER WHEN NO POLL

I, the undersigned, being the Returning Officer for the election of Members of the above-named Internal Drainage Board do hereby declare that as the number of candidates does not exceed the number of persons to be elected the following candidates are elected as members of the above-named Internal Drainage Board.

 Catchment  Candidate  Address  Description  Qualification
Brean & BerrowBrent Knoll, East Brent & LympshamBrent Knoll, East Brent & Lympsham

Burtle/Poldens

Burtle/Poldens

Cheddar & Axbridge

Cheddar & Axbridge

Cheddar & Axbridge

Glastonbury

Glastonbury

Glastonbury

Highbridge

Huntspill

Huntspill

Huntspill

Mark

Mark

Meare to Street

Meare to Street

Meare to Street

Meare to Street

North of Axe

Wedmore

Wedmore

Wookey

Wookey

Wookey

W WellandD TrattC Durston

C Pople

P Thorne

B Stitch

J Lukins

R Cook

R Clapp

M Watts

G Chinnock

J Reason

M Wall

N Lukins

D Watts

J Fear

R Willcox

A Franks

M Churches

A Neale

R Adlam

Vacant

C Ainge

T Tinknell

C Dennis

R Frost

M Smith

 

Faircott Farm, Brent Road, BerrowWick Farm, LympshamKnoll View Farm, Vole Road, Mark

Hill Farm, Burtle

Gold Corner Bungalow, East Huntspill

Underhill Lodge, Brinscombe, Weare

Townsend House, Axbridge

Tyne Brook, Ashton, Wedmore

West Town House, Baltonsborough

195 Wells Road, Glastonbury

16 Ferryman Road, Glastonbury

Watchfield Lawn, Watchfield

Reed Farm, Bason Bridge

Red Ripples Farm, Cornmoor Lane

Fishermans Cottage, 4 Langlands Ln

Manor Farm, Southwick

Lower Splott Farm, Mark

Bleak Farm, Blakeway

The Oaks, Sticklynch

Violet Farm, Church Lane, Meare

Lilac Farm, Westhay

 

Pepper Corn Farm, Castle Lane

Cross Farm, Wedmore

Hollybrook Farm, Wells

Acorns, Polsham, Wells

Hartlake Farm, North Wootton

FarmerFarmerFarmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

 

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Farmer

Over 4 ha occupiedOver 4 ha occupiedOver 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha owned

Over 4 ha owned

Over 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha occupied

Assessable value 30+

Over 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha owned

Over 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha owned

Over 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha occupied

 

Over 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha occupied

Over 4 ha occupied

In accordance with the above Land Drainage Act (Election of Drainage Boards) Regulations 1938 and 1977, Regulation 17 allows me to also declare the under mentioned retiring Board members as re-elected for their Electoral Districts:

Brent Knoll, East Brent & Lympsham     Mr E Champion     Collis Farm, East Brent         Farmer    Over 4 ha occupied

Dated this Twenty Eighth Day of October 2013

Returning Officer: N W STEVENS, 1 Church Street, Highbridge, Somerset TA9 3AE

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1.Election of Drainage Board Members

 The first election for the Axe Brue Boards will be held in October 2013.  Elected members are elected to the Board by the drainage ratepayers in the Board’s area and are required to own or occupy a minimum prescribed area to qualify for election.

As public officer holders, members’ behaviour and actions are governed by the principles set out in a Code of Conduct for Board Members.

2.Nomination of Drainage Board Members

To nominate a ratepayer for election to the Board you will need to read the following qualification information, download a nomination form and information sheet, complete the form and return it to the returning officer at 1 Church Street, Highbridge, TA9 3AE no later than mid-day on 07 October 2013. Incomplete, ineligible or forms received after this time and date will not be accepted. All forms will be scrutinised for eligibility. See below for an example.

 

Downloadable blank nomination form and instructions

 

 3.Qualification for election

       Schedule 1, Part I Section 4 (1) and (2) of the Land Drainage Act 1991 state

(1)  ‘A person shall not be qualified for election as a member of an internal drainage board unless he is –

 (a)  both the owner and the occupier of not less than four hectares of land in respect of which a drainage rate may be levied by the board and which is situated in the electoral district for which he is a candidate for election; or

(b)  the occupier, whether under tenancies of year to year or otherwise, of not less than eight hectares of such land as aforesaid; or

(c)  the occupier of land which is of an assessable value of £30 or upwards and is situated in the electoral district for which he is a candidate for election; or

(d)  a person nominated as a candidate for election by the person (whether an individual or a body of persons) who is both the owner and the occupier of land which –

(i)            is situated in the electoral district in question; and

(ii)           is wither of not less than four hectares in extend or of an assessable value of £30 or upwards.

(2)  A person shall not be qualified for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above as being an occupier of any land or, as being the owner and occupier of any land or a person nominated by the owner and occupier of any land, if at the date of the election any amount demanded in respect of any drainage rate levied on that land has remained unpaid for more than one month.’

Electoral Districts and Parishes table

4.Attendance

Schedule I Part III Section 8 (2) of the Act provides the following guidance with regard to elected members

(2)  ‘If an elected member of an internal drainage board is absent from meeting of the board for more than six months consecutively, he shall, unless his absence is due to illness or some other reason approved by the board, vacate his office at the end of that six months.’

 Reference: Land Drainage (Election of Drainage Boards) Regulations 1938 as amended by The Land Drainage (Election of Drainage Boards) (Amendment) Regulations 1977 and as amended in consequence of The Land Drainage Act 1991