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Election date set for Kilmallie Community Council (18/01/11)
In response to community expressions of interest, The Highland Council will be running an election in an attempt to re-establish Kilmallie Community Council in Lochaber.
Lochaber Wards Manager, Dot Ferguson said: “Community Councils play a vital role in local democratic decision making by providing a grass roots voice to help inform a wide range of plans and processes. They are the main statutory bodies which local authorities and many other agencies, including the Scottish Government use to gauge local opinion. Their views in both consultations and in, for example, planning applications, are invaluable. In addition, many Community Councils develop and run small projects themselves and also help others, in terms of offering guidance and advice in a range of matters. I would encourage anyone with an interest in sitting on the Kilmallie Community Council to come forward for nomination. It is both an important and very satisfying role.”
The call for nominations will take place from Tuesday 25th January to 3pm on Tuesday 8th February 2011.
Nomination papers are available from Tuesday 25th January 2011 from the Returning Officer Emma Tayler, at The Highland Council, Chief Executive’s Office – Tel: 01397 707231 or e-mail: email@example.com. Forms can also be directly obtained from the Highland Council Service Point, Fort William, The Co-operative store, Corpach and the Moorings Hotel, Banavie.