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Communities get second chance to form a Community Council (06/12/11)
Residents in 19 communities in the Highlands are reminded that a second attempt by The Highland Council to form a Community Council closes at 4pm on Friday (9 December) with the deadline for nominations.
The Community Councils involved are: -
Sutherland: Lairg, Tongue.
Ross: Gairloch, Fearn.
Skye: Glendale, Broadford and Strath, Dunvegan, Raasay, Sleat, Skeabost and District.
Inverness: Merkinch, Inverness South, Inverness Central.
Nairn: East Nairnshire,
Badenoch: Laggan Community Association.
Lochaber: Caol, Nether Lochaber, Glencoe and Glen Etive.
All 19 Community Councils were disbanded last month as the result of insufficient nominations being received at the first time of asking.
Following the recent call for nominations to serve on the 156 Highland Community Councils, 112 Community Councils attracted more than half the maximum membership, allowing them to function from Wednesday 16 November.
25 Community Councils drew more nominations than their maximum membership and elections were held on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 November
The maximum membership is determined by the population it serves and varies from 7 - 13 members.
The decision to hold elections across the Highlands at the same time was a key feature of a new scheme for the establishment of Community Councils agreed by The Highland Council earlier this year.