Date is set for Plaistow Ward by-election

NOMINATIONS for a by-election in the Plaistow Ward of Chichester District Council open today (Wednesday, March 14).

It has been called after the resignation of Cllr Linda Westmore.

The successful candidate will serve on the district council until May 2015.

Those wishing to stand can make their request from today until midday on Wednesday, March 21, and if contested, the election will take place on Thursday, April 19.

There will be polling stations open at North Hall, Loxwood, Lurgashall Village Hall and Northchapel Village Hall as well as the youth club next to Winterton Hall in Plaistow.

Requests for new postal votes must be received by 5pm, April 2.