Deadline extended for Community Council Nominations
The Highland Council is advising people that time is running out to become a Community Councillor for their local area.
This is a chance for people to act as a voice for their local community.
To ensure anyone interested has the opportunity to step forward, The Highland Council has extended the deadline for nominations until 12 noon on Tuesday 29 October 2019.
Depute Leader of the Highland Council, Councillor Alasdair Christie is encouraging people to come forward. He said: "Community Councils play a significant part in local democracy and in strengthening communities across a wide range of issues. They bridge the gap between communities and public agencies, including The Highland Council. They act as a voice for the local community on lots of issues from new buildings and roads to local services and facilities.
He added: “Community councils are the strongest means of becoming involved with your local area. Getting involved will give you a good understanding of the workings of local government and what is going on locally and nationally. It’s important that a range of people are part of Community Councils so that different opinions and ideas are heard.”
“It would be an awful shame if we cannot form new Community Councils just through to lack of numbers.”
Anyone aged 16 and over can take part, both as candidates and as voters. A short video has been made by young people in Highland to promote this opportunity - https://vimeo.com/362738885
Full details and nomination papers are available on the Highland Council website and from Ward Managers. For more information, please visit: www.highland.gov.uk/elections/