When the Going Gets Tough

Posted on 11th April, 2023

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Bleadon Election Results are in - 5 of the existing 8 councillors stand down! As of May 23 there will be 5 elected councillors with 4 spaces left on the council, available for possible co-option.


As only 5 of a possible 9 people stood for election, they will be automatically elected as Bleadon councillors, via an uncontested election, and so residents will not be going to the ballot box.


Residents don’t yet know why the majority of existing councillors decided not to stand for re-election, nothing was said at BPC's unexpected 05 April 23 BPC extraordinary meeting, last week. Perhaps it was due to resident scrutiny, and the External Auditor’s imminent report on BPC’s Governance & Accounts (AGAR)? Perhaps it was the resignation of BPC’s clerk/RFO in January, or the newsletter editor in March? Or perhaps it was just too frustrating being a parish councillor and having to listen to and accommodate residents’ views? Perhaps this is all just a coincidence?


Maybe this year’s scheduled residents’ Annual Parish Meeting, which was recently postponed but due before 01 June, will reveal all….


In the meantime, in the absence of BPC publishing any draft minutes from last year, here are BOB’s draft notes on last year’s residents meeting.




See also:

•  Bleadon Councillor Nominations Deadline 04 April 2023


Previous Residents Meetings:

11Apr 2022

12 Apr 2021

◦ Apr 2020 – No meeting held due to COVID19 Pandemic Policies

08 Apr 2019

09 Apr 2018

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