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2019 Community Council Elections

This year South Ayrshire Community Council’s Full Election process is taking place, whereby existing Community Councillors step down and an opportunity is made available for new members to take up office.

Community Councils are voluntary organisations set up by statute and run by local residents to act on behalf of their area. Their specific role can vary according to their local area’s needs. Their size, in terms of area and population, differs across the country. As the most local tier of elected representation, Community Councils play an important role in local democracy, and confirm the Scottish Government’s commitment to include local people in the decisions made by their local authorities

This is therefore your chance to represent your community.

To be a Community Councillor a candidate must:

  • be 18 years of age or over by 21 February 2019,
  • have your name appear on the current register of Local Government Electors for the area concerned,
  • be resident in the Community Council area, or sub area for which you are being nominated
  • not be an elected member of a local authority (or an elected member of any other legislature)
  • not be a person who would be disqualified from being nominated in a Local Government Election in terms Subsections 1(B), (ba), (C), (2), (3) and (3B) of Section 31 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as amended.  (These relate to sequestration and bankruptcy and to criminal convictions where a sentence of imprisonment without the option of fine has been passed).

Community Councils members are elected for a three year term.  More details can be found on the Community Council pages of SAC website.  http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/community-councils/

Nomination forms must be returned to the following address no later than 5pm on Thursday 21  February 2019

       Returning Officer

       Community Council Elections

       South Ayrshire Council

       County Buildings

       Wellington Square

        AYR  KA7 1DR

Tue, 19/02/2019 - 10:58