TAUNTON town council has set the date for the by election of a new councillor after Marcia Hill stepped down last week.

Mrs Hill resigned after more than 30 years leaving a vacancy at the Wellsprings and Rowbarton Ward.

Donna Smith, clerk to the town council, said: “Unless 10 electors for the Wellsprings and Rowbarton Ward of Taunton give notice in writing by 5pm on February 26, 2024, to the Returning Officer, Somerset Council, West Somerset House, Killick Way, Williton, Taunton TA4 4QA, (electionswest@somerset.gov.uk), requesting that an election be held, the town council will, at a meeting to be held on April 9, 2024, at JMR, Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, TA1 1HE, fill the vacancy by the co-option of a new councillor.”

The requests can be in any form, for example, a letter or email.

For more information visit Taunton Town Council’s website here.

Announcing her resignation at a council meeting last week, Mrs Hill said: “I have been a councillor for 31-plus years.

“I would like to thank all the communities I have represented. They are extremely important and should be supported.

“I just need to resign for personal reasons. I am proud to have served the community, hopefully in the right way.”