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Stand Up for Your Community

Published on:

09

August 2017

If you live in Alloa, Cambus, Clackmannan, Dollar, Forestmill, Glenochil, Kennet, Menstrie or Tullibody then you have an opportunity this month to stand for election or nominate somebody else to become a community councillor.

Nominations to Alloa, Clackmannan, Dollar, Menstrie,and Tullibody Cambus & Glenochil Community Councils open on Wednesday 9th August, and you can fill in the form to stand for election or nominate someone else for election by filling in a form.

There are a total of 37 community councillor places up for election across Clackmannanshire. Alloa Clackmannan and Dollar Community Councils each have eight vacancies , Menstrie has six vacancies and Tullibody Cambus and Glenochil have seven vacancies.

Nominations to community councils need a nominee, a proposer and a seconder who fill out a nomination form. Anyone who is over the age of 16 and who appears on our electoral roll in the Community Council area can stand for election, propose or second.

This formal election process is a distinct feature of community councils and these elections come at a time when the public is being asked to say what they think about how community councils operate, including the method by which people become community councillors. Clackmannanshire Council welcomes views on community councils through the online Community Council Scheme consultation on our website.

Provost Cllr Tina Murphy offered encouragement to anyone wondering if they should play an active part in their community council. "No matter who you are, everyone has something to contribute to their community and helping a community council achieve all it can on behalf of residents is one way of playing your part as an active citizen. The work of a community councillor can be challenging but communities do benefit hugely from your efforts and it can be a really rewarding experience."

Notices inviting residents to make nominations to the community councils through these interim elections are going up at key community locations within the local areas.

Closing date for nominations is 4pm on Wednesday 30th August 2017. For further information or to obtain a nomination pack, please contact: the Elections Office at Clackmannanshire Council on 01259 452266, email: elections@clacks.gov.uk or see the Community Council section on www.clacks.gov.uk