A VACANCY has arisen to serve Tiverton Town Council on Castle ward following The Rev Ian Johnson's decision to step down from the post.

Anyone interested in applying for the role should send a letter to the town clerk, stating why they wish to become a councillor before noon on January 21.

Send applications to Tiverton Town Council, St Andrew Street, Tiverton, EX16 6PG or email townclerk@tiverton-town-council.com