Berkhamsted town council election candidates must come forward by noon next Friday

Candidates who want to stand for election to the Berkhamsted Town Council seat left vacant by the death of former town mayor Ron Cowie have just over a week in which to get their campaign in shape.

The by-election for the Berkhamsted West ward will be held on Thursday, April 3 and nominations must be received by noon next Friday, March 7.

Anyone who wants to stand can request a nomination paper from the electoral services team at Dacorum Borough Council by calling 01442 228000 or emailing .

Eligible voters will receive a polling card ahead of election day. If you haven’t received a card by next Friday, or if you want to check whether your name is on the register, you should also call 01442 228000.

On the day polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm at Lagley Hall, Douglas Gardens and All Saints Church Hall, Shrublands Road.

Postal vote application forms are available online at or by calling 01442 228000. Applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, March 19 and the deadline for applying for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday, March 26.

Dacorum Borough Council’s elections organiser Jim Doyle said: “It’s important to us that the people living in Berkhamsted West have their say and get involved in the decision making process. Even if you can’t make it on the day, there are lots of ways for you to vote.”