Vacancy for a Mountfield Parish Councillor

Apologies – the Notice of Vacancy sent out yesterday is not necessary, will you please bin.
This Notice is only required when there is a full cohort of Members (7 in Mountfield’s case) and a Member resigns or is not able to continue.
Will you also please note that Lorna Ford is the Returning Officer for Rother District Council.
Mountfield Parish Council will go ahead and co-opt a new Member in the usual way, a post will be going out shortly.
Irene – Parish Clerk

Notice of Uncontested Parish Election and Statement of Persons Nominated for District Councillors

Please click on the link below to see the Notice of Uncontested Election for Parish Councillors and the Statement of Persons Nominated for District Councillors.
Notice of Uncontested Election for Parish Councillors and Statement of Persons Nominated for District Councillors
Further information for all Rother Parishes and Wards can be found on the link below.

Parish Council Elections 4th May 2023

As you all know, parish councils elections will be held on 4th May and there are existing vacancies for Mountfield Parish Council.

For further information and should you wish to stand, please see the following information from Richard Adams (Election Services Manager) at Rother District Council.

Dear all,

I’m writing to let you know that nomination papers for both the district and parish council elections are now available to download from the Rother website at the following link:

The current elections page also includes links to the timetable, Electoral Commission guidance, annotated nomination papers, and request forms for the electoral register/absent voters lists, along with other information.  I hope you find these resources useful.

In addition, I have attached a copy of the parish council nomination papers (as well as the annotated nominated papers) to this email for convenience.

I would strongly encourage candidates to refer to the annotated nomination papers before completing their own papers – they are a really good resource which will take them through what needs to be included on every page of the forms.

Please forward this email on to any of your Councillors who will be standing again, as well as anyone else who expresses an interest in standing as a candidate.

As ever, please let me know if you have any questions.

Kind regards,


Richard Adams

Electoral Services Manager

Corporate Core – Electoral Services
01424 787826

I also have the nomination papers, so you can contact me for these and further information.

Irene – Parish Clerk

01424 838414/07711224150 –

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Annual Governance and Accountability Return (Exempt Authority)



Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)


1. Date of announcement – 12th June 2022

2. Each year the smaller authority prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). The AGAR has been published with this notice. It will not be reviewed by the appointed auditor, since the smaller authority has certified itself as exempt from the appointed auditor’s review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the AGAR, the accounting records for the financial year to which it relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested.

For the year ended 31st March 2022, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

  • Irene Marchant – Parish Clerk/RFO

St. Giles, Woods Corner, Dallington, East Sussex TN21 9LA

01424 838414/07711 224150

  • Commencing on Monday 13th June 2022 and ending on Friday 22nd July 2022

3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:

  • The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records, and
  • The right to make an objection which concerns a matters of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4. below for this purpose between the above dates only.

4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is only subject to review by the appointed auditor if questions or objections raised under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 lead to the involvement of the auditor. The appointed auditor is:

  • PKF Littlejohn LLP (ref: SBA Team)

1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HD

5. This announcement is made by:

  • Irene Marchant – Parish Clerk/RFO


Mountfield Parish Council have a vacancy for a Councillor due to the resignation of Caroline Hollamby, she gave great service to the Mountfield community and will be missed.
We hope to co-opt a new Councillor at our meeting on 18.01.22 (agenda to be published shortly).
If anyone is interested in applying, please download the application below and for any further information, contact the Clerk on – – or phone me on 01424 838414.
All application forms must be received by the Clerk by 4.00pm on 14.01.22.
Irene – Parish Clerk

MPC Casual Vacancy Application Form