Pickmere News

District and Parish Council elections – May 2023

The four year term of the current Parish Council ends on 4 May 2023, and elections will be held on that day for the whole Parish Council as well as for Cheshire East.

Nominations for parish councillor positions will open on Thursday 16 March, and the deadline for delivery of nomination papers to Cheshire East Council is 4.00 pm on Tuesday 4 April 2023.

Nomination forms must be delivered by hand to Cheshire East Council at Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ by the deadline – Cheshire East ask that any such deliveries be made between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm by appointment – though as mentioned the deadline is 4.00 pm on the final day.

When the form is delivered it will be checked on arrival by CEC Elections staff and will be rejected if incorrect or insufficient information is provided.

Nomination forms can be obtained from Cheshire East Council – the contact number for candidate enquiries is 01270 685922.  The contact number for elector enquiries is 0300 123 5016.

The Electoral Commission website, which contains guidance on these matters, is www.electoralcommission.org.uk 

The Parish Clerk has a small number of nomination forms which are available for anyone who wants one – please telephone 07474 467312 to arrange to collect one.