The Parish of South Lafford
Parish Electoral Roll
The Parish Electoral Roll
If you are a supporter of the church, whether or not you attend regularly, please consider joining the electoral roll.
An Application for Enrolment on the Church Electoral Roll can be downloaded by clicking on the pdf at the bottom of this page. An application form can also be found in your church or you can ask our Parish Administrator, Alison Scott, or a churchwarden for a form.
Return completed forms to Parish Electoral Roll Officer, c/o the Rectory, 16 West Street, Folkingham, NG34 0SW.
While all residents of the parish can vote for churchwardens, the other positions are elected by people on the church electoral roll (this is not the same as the North and South Kesteven rolls).
The Electoral Roll is updated every year before the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. A revision of the Electoral Roll is done every year unless a new Electoral Roll is required. A new Electoral Roll is only needed every 6 years. For more details on Preparation of a new Electoral Roll or on the Revision of the Electoral Roll please see below.
Preparation of a new Electoral Roll
Every six years, every parish is required by law to prepare a new Electoral Roll, and this was last done in 2019 and won't be necessary again until 2025.
Inclusion in a new Electoral Roll is not automatic - the new roll is created from scratch. Everyone must apply to be included on a new Electoral Roll and needs to complete an Application for Enrolment form.
The deadline for receipt of all 2019 applications was 1 April 2019, after which the new Electoral Roll was prepared.
This year and every year until 2025 there will be a Revision of the Electoral Roll.
Revision of the Electoral Roll
The electoral roll is revised annually. The only people who need to fill in an application form are those who have recently moved into the parish, joined the church, or reached the age of 16.
Notices were displayed advising the Church Electoral Roll of the South Lafford parish was to be revised by the Parochial Church Council, beginning on Sunday the 29th day of March 2020, and ending on Sunday the 5th day of April 2020 but due to Covid-19 the Electoral Roll Revision 2020 was postponed. New notices were displayed at all our churches advising the September 2020 revision dates:-
Applications for Enrolment on the Church Electoral Roll need to be with the Electoral Roll Officer by 27th September
The revision of the Church Electoral Roll of South Lafford parish will begin on Sunday the 20th day of September, and end on Sunday the 27th day of September.
After the revision, a copy of the Roll was published by the Parochial Church Council on or near to, the principal door of the parish church for inspection for at least 14 days and a copy of the Roll was available for inspection on reasonable request being made to the Council. The published roll included every name but no other personal details.
Parish of South Lafford Electoral Roll Officer:
c/o The Rectory
16 West Street
Please see the Annual Meeting Page for details of the Annual Parochial Church Meeting for 2020