Deadline looming to stand for election to community councils

People in Highland communities are being reminded that the deadline is looming if they wish to stand for community councils in thirteen areas in the Highlands. 

Nominations are being invited from people seeking election to: Acharacle; Ardersier and Petty; Balintore and Hilton; Caol; Cradlehall and Westhill; Cromdale and Advie; Fort William; Grantown and Vicinity; Lochbroom; Kingussie and Vicinity; Morvern; Saltburn and Westwood; and Tarbat Community Councils

The deadline for receiving nominations for election is 4pm on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 and elections will take place on Thursday 14 September 2017.

The need to hold interim elections has come about due to the resignation of some members which have brought the community councils down to below half of their memberships. 

To stand for election you must be entered in the current Electoral Register for the Community Council area, or if aged 16 or 17 years old, have completed a Voter Registration application. 

Nomination forms and copies of the scheme for the establishment of Community Councils can be downloaded from the Highland Council Website at www.highland.gov.uk/info/799/elections_and_voting/643/community_councils; obtained on request, by e-mail to elections@highland.gov.uk, or by phoning the Council’s Service Centre on 01349 886606.

Completed nomination forms must be returned by 4pm on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 to the appropriate Ward Manager detailed below. 

  • Acharacle Community Council: Dot Ferguson,Senior Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Lochaber House, High Street, Fort William, PH33 6EL Email: dot.ferguson@highland.gov.uk
  • Ardersier and Petty Community Council: Robbie Bain, Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Council Offices, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9QN Email: robbie.bain@highland.gov.uk
  • Balintore and Hilton Community Council: Helen Ross, Senior Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Drummuie, GOLSPIE, KW10 6TA Email: helen.ross@highland.gov.uk
  • Caol Community Council: Dot Ferguson,Senior Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Lochaber House, High Street, Fort William, PH33 6EL Email: dot.ferguson@highland.gov.uk
  • Cradlehall and Westhill Community Council: Robbie Bain, Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Council Offices, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9QN Email: robbie.bain@highland.gov.uk
  • Cromdale and Advie Community Council: Liz Cowie, Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Council Offices, Kingussie Courthouse, High Street, KINGUSSIE, PH21 1HR Email: liz.cowie@highland.gov.uk
  • Fort William Community Council: Dot Ferguson,Senior Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Lochaber House, High Street, Fort William, PH33 6EL Email: dot.ferguson@highland.gov.uk
  • Grantown and Vicinity Community Council: Liz Cowie, Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Council Offices, Kingussie Courthouse, High Street, KINGUSSIE, PH21 1HR Email: liz.cowie@highland.gov.uk
  • Lochbroom Community Council: Robbie Bain, Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Council Offices, High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9QN Email: robbie.bain@highland.gov.uk
  • Kingussie and Vicinity Community Council: Liz Cowie, Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Council Offices, Kingussie Courthouse, High Street, KINGUSSIE, PH21 1HR Email: liz.cowie@highland.gov.uk
  • Morvern Community Council: Dot Ferguson,Senior Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Lochaber House, High Street, Fort William, PH33 6EL Email: dot.ferguson@highland.gov.uk
  • Saltburn & Westwood Community Council: Helen Ross, Senior Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Drummuie, GOLSPIE, KW10 6TA Email: helen.ross@highland.gov.uk
  • Tarbat Community Council: Helen Ross, Senior Ward Manager, The Highland Council, Drummuie, GOLSPIE, KW10 6TA Email: helen.ross@highland.gov.uk

Ward Managers will accept e-mailed copies of the form, so long as it has been correctly completed and contains the signature of the candidate and witness.

11 Aug 2017
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