The resignation of a second member of Longridge Town Council following Irene Nuttall’s recent departure means that there are now two vacancies.

Bill Pye has stepped down
Bill Pye has stepped down
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The resignation of a second member of Longridge Town Council following Irene Nuttall’s recent departure means that there are now two vacancies.

After six years serving the community, Bill Pye stood down at last week’s meeting, and the Mayor, Coun David Moon, spoke for the whole council in thanking him for his valuable contributions.

Mr Pye, who represented Derby Ward, is standing down due to family and other commitments He said: ”I have enjoyed my time on the council and have been privileged to work for my ward and with my council colleagues.”

At the meeting it was decided to go through the due process of seeking nominations for new councillors for Derby Ward and for Dilworth Ward, which Irene Nuttall represented.

The first possibility would be an election. For this to be called those putting their names forward would each need 10 petitioners from the respective wards to qualify.

The second option was for new members to be co-opted on to the council. Clerk Maria Preston confirmed interest in the vacancies had already been shown.