Councillor Vacancies

We currently have one vacancy in the Stratton Ward which is locked into an election process. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the election is on hold. 

Bude Ward– 9 Councillors- 0 Vacancies 

Stratton Ward– 2 Councillors- 1 Vacancy

Flexbury & Poughill Ward– 6 Councillors- 0 Vacancies 

In May 2021, whole Council elections will take place, where all 18 seats will be up for vote, this new Council will run for 4 years. 

There are a number of stages that must be followed when a vacancy arises on the Town Council:

Firstly Cornwall Council issue a “Notice of Vacancy”, this gives local electors the opportunity to call for an election. If ten or more electors write to Cornwall Council an election path is followed

The election process is undertaken by Cornwall Council and all notices are published by them, though repeated on the Town Council website and notice boards. If there is a call for an election, Cornwall Council will issue a “Notice of Election” this gives the timescales for candidates to return their nomination forms to the appropriate Cornwall Council office. Cornwall Council then publish “A Statement of Persons Nominated” listing all the eligible candidates followed by “Notice of Poll” listing the details of the polling day. After the election, Cornwall Council publish the results and the winning candidate takes their seat on the Town Council.

If there is not a call for an election, The Town Council will put out a notice to fill the vacancy by Co-option. Application Forms are submitted to the Town Clerk. All applications are then considered at the next Full Council, where an appointment will be made.

Become a Councillor

There are no formal qualifications required to become a Councillor, but having an interest in the local area, community are important.

Some key skills of a councillor include: 

  • Passionate about helping your local community
  • Concerned about the local area and the wellbeing of its residents
  • Able to use your business or personal skills and expertise to benefit the community
  • Interested in the facilities and services in the community

You must be over 18 years of age and;

  • be an elector
  • be a Commonwealth Citizen (which includes being a British citizen) or a citizen of the European Union for the whole of the 12 months before the date of the co-option

Finally you must either;

  • be registered as a local government elector for the parish
    • OR occupy, as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish
    • OR have your principal or only place of work in the parish
    • OR reside in the parish or within 4.8 km thereof

Staff Vacancies


The Castle – Bude
Various vacancies for Casual Cafe Assistants/ Part-time/ Occasional hours

 Bude-Stratton Town Council are looking to recruit casual Cafe Assistants to join it’s team working in the Castle, Bude.  As part of the team you will be customer focused and be able to work in a varied and busy environment.

The ideal candidates will:

  • Have preferably worked in a customer focused position
  • Have experience working in Cafe but not essential
  • Have Basic Food Hygiene certificate or be willing to work towards obtaining one
  • Have good Health and Safety awareness

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 19th April 2021 

Please note CV’s will not be accepted, please complete the application pack below

Job application form casual castle assistant April 2021

Casual Castle Assistant basic JD April 2021

Casual Castle Assistant – application covering letter – April 2021


Certain property owned by the Town Council is released for tender.

The Lockgates tearoom has a five year term and is next up for tender in 2025. 

The Barge unit workshops each have a three year tender and this will be reviewed again in 2023.

The ice cream kiosk runs for seven quarters at a time. 

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