Shane was a new Councillor who was elected by co-option in May and has cited personal reasons.
The Town Council has now commenced the process to fill the vacancy.
The official Notice is here:
TOWN COUNCIL VACANCY
It requires TEN ELECTORS to write within 14 days of the Notice (issued 11th September) to Basingstoke & Deane to request an Election. If that does not happen the vacancy will be filled by the Town Council by co-option.