Two of Clackmannanshire’s community councils are inviting the residents of their areas to become community councillors. Alva Community Council has seven vacancies to fill and Tullibody Cambus & Glenochil Community Council is seeking to fill nine vacancies.
The outcome of these elections is something that residents of the two areas really do have control over and they will see the direct consequences of taking part locally almost immediately.
The process for filling vacancies on a community council is unlike that for other types of community groups. Clackmannanshire Council administers the two-stage election process and prospective candidates need not be known to the community council nor attend community council meetings in advance in order to secure a nomination.
Nominations need a nominee, a proposer and a seconder who fill out a nomination form. Anyone who is over the age of 16 and who appears on our electoral roll in the community council area can stand, propose or second.
Provost Tina Murphy, stressed the significance of these elections to the residents of the areas. “The high level and quality of community-led activity in these two areas over the last year or so has been admirable. Standing for election or nominating someone to do so is just one more way in which residents can meaningfully help drive collective efforts to safeguard the interests of their communities and I would recommend anyone who is wondering if they should become a community councillor to take the next step and get a nomination form."
Notices about interim community council elections are going up at key community locations in Alva and Tullibody, Cambus and Glenochil inviting residents to make nominations to their community councils.
Closing date for nominations is 4pm on Wednesday 2nd October 2019. For further information or to obtain a nomination pack, please contact: the Elections Office, Clackmannanshire Council tel: 01259 452266 or email: email@example.com or see our website