Elections 2021

Following the recent elections we now have 6 Councillors for Dunscroft, 4 for Hatfield and 2 vacancies for Dunsville and 2 vacancies for Hatfield Woodhouse & Lindholme.

 If you are interested in becoming a Councillor, please see below for further information.

 

Contact us if you wish to apply for co-option onto Hatfield Town Council.

What do councillors do?

Councillors have three main components to their work.

1. Decision making - Through meetings and attending committees with other elected members, councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.

2. Monitoring - Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.

3. Getting involved locally - As local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. These responsibilities and duties often depend on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available, and may include:

• Going to meetings of local organisations such as the local Community Group

• Going to meetings of bodies affecting the wider community (e.g. Police Crime and Safety Committee)

• Taking up issues on behalf of members of the public

How much time does it take up?

Quite often councillors say that their duties occupy them for about an hour a week. Obviously, there are some councillors who spend more time than this - and some less, but in the main, being a, parish councillor is an enjoyable way of contributing to your community.

As a councillor representing your community you will help keep it a great place to live and work. You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training. You should be comfortable working electronically. You should have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude and be willing to work as part of a team.

If after reading this information you are interested in applying, please contact the Town Clerk using the details below.

C McRoy

Town Clerk                                         email: clerk@hatfield-tc.gov.uk

Council Offices

Cuckoo Lane                                      ‘phone: 01302 840347

Hatfield

Doncaster

DN7 6QE

The closing date for applications is the 14th June 2021

 

Elections are due in May for all of the 14 seats on our Council. Details are in the notices below: 

We have an election for the 4 Hatfield seats on the Council as there are 5 candidates, 6 candidates for 6 seats in Dunscroft so that is an uncontested election and they all become councillors. We have a total of 4 vacancies with no candidates- 2 for Dunsville and 2 for Hatfield Woodhouse & Lindholme. These 4 vacancies will need to be filled by co-option, details will follow.

 Hatfield Ward- election             Dunscroft Ward- uncontested          Dunsville Ward- no candidates

Hatfield Woodhouse Ward- no candidates  

 

NOTICE OF ELECTION- DONCASTER COUNCIL
Election of Parish Councillors
Hatfield Town Council - Dunscroft Ward- 6
Hatfield Town Council - Dunsville Ward- 2
Hatfield Town Council - Hatfield Ward- 4
Hatfield Town Council - Hatfield Woodhouse Ward- 2

If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 06 May 2021.

APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION AND FOR POSTAL/PROXY VOTING

If they are to be effective for this election:
Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Monday 19 April 2021. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
New Application to vote by post must reach the Electoral Registration at Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BU by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021
Applications to amend or cancel existing postal votes or proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BU by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.
New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BU by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.
Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BU by 5pm on Thursday 06 May 2021.
Dated: Tuesday 23 March 2021 Damian Allen, Returning Officer